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Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol designed to allow client/server applications to communicate over the Internet securely with protections against network eavesdropping, hacking, or digital forgery.[1]

History[]

TLS was defined in January 1999 in RFC 2246 as the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for more secure web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and voice over IP.[1][2] In 2015, SSL was officially deprecated in favor of TLS.[3][1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Transport Layer Security protocol at the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. 2003-10-03.
  2. TLS, Computer Hope. Accessed 2021-10-21.
  3. SSL, Computer Hope. Accessed 2021-10-21.

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