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TLS Connection Validation by Web Browsers: Why do Web Browsers still not agree?

Wazan, Ahmad Samer and Laborde, Romain and Chadwick, David W. and Barrère, François and Benzekri, Abdelmalek TLS Connection Validation by Web Browsers: Why do Web Browsers still not agree? (2017) In: 41st IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2017), 4 July 2017 - 8 July 2017 (Turin, Italy).

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2017.240


The TLS protocol is the primary technology used for securing web transactions. It is based on X.509 certificates that are used for binding the identity of web servers' owners to their public keys. Web browsers perform the validation of X.509 certificates on behalf of Web users. Our previous research in 2009 showed that the validation process of Web browsers is inconsistent and flawed. We showed how this situation might have a negative impact on Web users. From 2009 until now, many new X.509 related standards have been created or updated. In this paper, we performed an increased set of experiments over our 2009 study in order to highlight the improvements and/or regressions in Web browsers' behaviours.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Kent (UNITED KINGDOM)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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