Google gives SSL a speedboost with SSL FalseStart

Google is sparking new speed initiatives faster than you can update your browser. This week they released a new technology, somewhat clumsily called “SSL FalseStart”. Apparently not invented by their marketing department but by their Chromium developers, this invention reduces a step in the SSL handshake, claiming 30% reduction in latency of SSL connections. And the good thing is, it can be implemented client-side (ie. in the browser) and it works with over 94% of all websites out there.

More details on the Chromium blog.

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