The upcoming release of Opera 10 Final will support TLS 1.2, Opera’s Core developers said earlier today.
According to the recent post, new features of 1.2 are:
- The way calculation of encryption keys is performed is made more dynamic, and new ciphersuites (set of encryption methods used by a connection) can define their own method, rather than having only the default one. This was necessary because some suites, such as a russian one, could not be used with the default method.
- The default digest method is now SHA-256, offering stronger security.
- Several new cipher suites (using existing encryption methods) also use SHA-256.
- It has better ways to negotiate what signature algorithms the client supports.
Although there is no official release date yet, leaked information reveals that Opera 10 Final will be probably released as early as September, 2009.
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