Application Security

8/6/2018
03:20 PM
50%
50%

Facebook Launches Fizz Library for Dev Speed, Security

New open source TLS library aims to help developers incorporate speed and security into apps and services.

Facebook today announced Fizz, an open source developer library built to implement TLS 1.3, the latest generation of the Transport Layer Security protocol designed to better secure Internet traffic.

More than half of the company's online traffic is secured with TLS 1.3, which uses encrypting handshake messages to keep certificates private, redesigns the way secret keys are derived, and uses a zero round-trip connection setup to accelerate requests. More than a billion people use Facebook, and TLS 1.3 secures data in transit from apps to its corporate servers.

Both Fizz and TLS 1.3 have been globally deployed in Facebook's mobile apps, its C++ HTTP framework Proxygen, load balancers, internal servers, and its QUIC library. The company is open-sourcing Fizz to help drive deployments of TLS 1.3 across the Internet and to make apps and services faster and more secure.

Facebook anticipates its percentage of Internet traffic secured with TLS 1.3 will continue to grow as browsers and apps continue to add support for it.

Read more details here.  

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Election Websites, Back-End Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Intel Reveals New Spectre-Like Vulnerability
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/15/2018
Australian Teen Hacked Apple Network
Dark Reading Staff 8/17/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-15504
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
An issue was discovered in Embedthis GoAhead before 4.0.1 and Appweb before 7.0.2. The server mishandles some HTTP request fields associated with time, which results in a NULL pointer dereference, as demonstrated by If-Modified-Since or If-Unmodified-Since with a month greater than 11.
CVE-2018-15505
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
An issue was discovered in Embedthis GoAhead before 4.0.1 and Appweb before 7.0.2. An HTTP POST request with a specially crafted "Host" header field may cause a NULL pointer dereference and thus cause a denial of service, as demonstrated by the lack of a trailing ']' character in an IPv6 a...
CVE-2018-15492
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
A vulnerability in the lservnt.exe component of Sentinel License Manager version 8.5.3.35 (fixed in 8.5.3.2403) causes UDP amplification.
CVE-2018-15494
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
In Dojo Toolkit before 1.14, there is unescaped string injection in dojox/Grid/DataGrid.
CVE-2018-15495
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-18
/filemanager/upload.php in Responsive FileManager before 9.13.3 allows Directory Traversal and SSRF because the url parameter is used directly in a curl_exec call, as demonstrated by a file:///etc/passwd value.