OpenSSL 1.1 Released With Many Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 25 August 2016 at 12:26 PM EDT. 2 Comments
FREE SOFTWARE --
OpenSSL 1.1.0 was released today as a major update to this free software cryptography and SSL/TLS toolkit.

In addition to OpenSSL 1.1 rolling out a new build system and new security levels and support for pipelining and a new threading API, security additions to OpenSSL 1.1 include adding the AFALG engine, support for ChaChao20 in libcrypto/libssl, scrypto algorithm support, and support for X25519, among many other additions.

OpenSSL 1.1 also has support for asynchronous crypto operations in libcrypto and libssl. Dropped from OpenSSL 1.1 is SSLv2 support along with the Kerberos ciphersuite and other outdated/insecure functionality.

A complete look at the OpenSSL 1.1 changes can be found via the release notes on OpenSSL.org.
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