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Recommendations for Secure Use of TLS and DTLS

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Yaron Sheffer , Ralph Holz , Peter Saint-Andre
Last updated 2014-03-27 (Latest revision 2014-02-13)
Replaced by draft-ietf-uta-tls-bcp
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Security Layer (DTLS) are widely used to protect data exchanged over application protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, IMAP, POP, SIP, and XMPP. Over the last few years, several serious attacks on TLS have emerged, including attacks on its most commonly used cipher suites and modes of operation. This document provides recommendations for improving the security of both software implementations and deployed services that use TLS and DTLS.


Yaron Sheffer
Ralph Holz
Peter Saint-Andre

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)