The TLS protocol is usually considered as a black box that somehow
bestows security. But like any other protocol, it is a sequence of
bits and bytes. This article explains how a bit more depth about the
protocol is helpful to understand how it can be split into two
dramatically different components; and how this can be incredibly useful
from an operational perspective.
With our TLS Pool, we are aiming at a wide variety of possible
security mechanisms. The reason being, we would like to have more than
one secure mechanism ready; if we encounter a problem with one we can
then substitute another. In that light we are innovating on a few of
the TLS CipherSuites.
This is a report of things that are currently taking place in our work on
the TLS Pool. Even if changes are currently made in a development branch,
their impact is going to be major once it is checked into the mainstream