The Case for Prefetching and Prevalidating TLS Server Certificates
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Date: 8 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Additional Documents: Slides
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
By prefetching and prevalidating server certificates, web browsers can enable TLS handshakes with zero round trips that are up to four times faster than a normal handshake. This proposal improves web security by allowing more time for certificate validation and making it less costly for websites to enable TLS.