[TLS] Sabotage?

Michael D'Errico <mike-list@pobox.com> Sat, 12 September 2020 15:07 UTC

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Subject: [TLS] Sabotage?
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Hi,

I get a weird feeling that the internet is being hijacked and soon it 
will be impossible to reverse course.  I have not followed the 
development of TLS 1.3 but it seems very different from TLS 1.2. Also 
TLS 1.2 is very different from TLS 1.0/1.1 (which are being 
deprecated).  QUIC looked good at a glance, but it seems to rely on TLS 
to share key material, and also I'm more than a bit concerned about its 
capability to track users.

Then there's Zoom video conferencing, where everybody working from home 
or in virtual school has an audio and video feed streaming to their 
servers.  Github is owned by Microsoft with some dire consequences.  
Lots of large companies trying to be everything to everyone, and it 
turns out they're cruel.

Anyone?

Mike