October 24, 2020

Mozilla Announces Firefox Support for the latest TLS 1.3

1 min read

The Internet Engineering Task Force, which is responsible for developing and promoting Internet standards, has announced the official release of the TLS 1.3 version of the protocol that provides additional transport layer protection.

TLS 1.3 has continued to optimize and improve security over previous versions of the protocol while enhancing security while not sacrificing load speed.

TLS 1.3 RFC 8446

We know that encrypted transmission will increase the server load and increase the load time for the website, which is also the problem that the TLS 1.3 protocol wants to solve. The Internet Engineering Task Force said that TLS 1.3 has reduced the number of round-trips between browsers and servers, and continues to increase the speed at which web pages are loaded. The old version is also a problem with the current mainstream version of TLS 1.2, which is also the most commonly used attack method when hackers launch attacks.

Mozilla announced today that Firefox already supports the latest TLS 1.3 standard. Firefox 61 already supports TLS 1.3 draft-28 (which is the same as the final release, but with a different version number), and Mozilla said it plans to support the final version in Firefox 63, which will be released in October 2018.