May 27, 2011: Google Adds Possible TCP Replacement Developed by UIC CS Research Professor Dan Bernstein To Chrome
TCP has long been criticized to be outdated and carry substantial security risks, mainly due to a lack of support for authentication and encryption. It appears that there is an opportunity to replace TCP with a new technology called CurveCP, which was proposed by Daniel Bernstein, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 2008 and formally announced in December of 2010. Google added CurveCP to Chromium builds in mid-May 2011 as an ?initial implementation? that is ?not complete?, but ?good enough to start collaboration.? CurveCP uses high-speed elliptic curve cryptography to protect sent data packets against espionage and keep attackers from listening into data traffic.

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