[rfc-dist] RFC 7568 on Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0

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        RFC 7568

        Title:      Deprecating Secure Sockets Layer Version 3.0 
        Author:     R. Barnes, M. Thomson,
                    A. Pironti, A. Langley
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2015
        Mailbox:    rlb at ipv.sx, 
                    martin.thomson at gmail.com, 
                    alfredo at pironti.eu,
                    agl at google.com
        Pages:      7
        Characters: 13489
        Updates:    RFC 5246

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tls-sslv3-diediedie-03.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7568

        DOI:        http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC7568

The Secure Sockets Layer version 3.0 (SSLv3), as specified in RFC
6101, is not sufficiently secure.  This document requires that SSLv3
not be used.  The replacement versions, in particular, Transport
Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 (RFC 5246), are considerably more secure and
capable protocols.

This document updates the backward compatibility section of RFC 5246
and its predecessors to prohibit fallback to SSLv3.

This document is a product of the Transport Layer Security Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet Standards Track
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