Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for tls WG)
Authors Richard Barnes  , Martin Thomson  , Alfredo Pironti  , Adam Langley 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-11-10)
Replaced by RFC 7568
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Secure Sockets Layer version 3.0 (SSLv3) [RFC6101] is no longer secure. This document requires that SSLv3 not be used. The replacement versions, in particular Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 [RFC5246], are considerably more secure and capable protocols. This document updates the backward compatibility sections of the TLS RFCs to prohibit fallback to SSLv3.


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