Microsoft Postpones TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Retirement
Microsoft has just announced that it’s postponing the demise of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in its browsers due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Because a significant number of developers are staying home to avoid contracting the virus, the work typically required due to such a substantial change requires more effort and obviously more time, so Microsoft has decided to push back the date when TLS 1.0 and 1.1 would be pulled to the second half of the year.
Originally scheduled for the first half of 2020, the demise of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 would technically break down websites still using them. There aren’t many, but given some government pages across the world might still be using them at a time when everyone needs these sites made Microsoft to reconsider the schedule.
Major browser release also canceled
In Microsoft Edge, the date when TLS 1.0 and 1.1 would be disabled by default is now version 84, which is currently due in July 2020. For the original Microsoft Edge … (read more)
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