• Disappointment Over Speeding up SSL

    A year and a half ago, Google started an experiment to speed up SSL by 30% by using an improvement called False Start. Our own Bruce Morton wrote about it not once but twice, and most of the world has been hopeful about the experiment. What’s not to like about a 30% speed improvement? Sadly, Adam Langley has said that

        in EV SSL, Secure Browsing, SSL
  • SSL False Start Performance Results

    As a follow-up to ‘Google is speeding up SSL’, Google has reported very favorable SSL False Start performance results. In summary, False Start reduces the latency of a SSL handshake by 30 percent. In addition, Google has implemented False Start into Chrome so that it is basically 100 percent backwards-compatible. Google Chrome is the only browser implemented with False Start.

        in Secure Browsing, SSL, Technical
  • Google is speeding up SSL

    Everyone loves SSL, also known as Transport Layer Security (TLS), right? Well, the good people at Google have decided to make it even better by speeding it up with a feature called TLS False Start. Setting up an SSL session requires an initial handshake, which is a series of back-and-forth messages between the Web server and browser. The idea behind

        in Secure Browsing, Technical