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Google To Deprecate SSLv3, RC4 in Gmail IMAP/POP Clients (threatpost.com) 25

Michael Mimoso, reporting for Threatpost: Google said that it will initiate on June 16 a gradual deprecation of SSLv3 and RC4 for Gmail IMAP/POP mail clients. Both the crypto protocols cipher are notoriously unsafe and are being phased out in big chunks of the Internet. Google, for its part, had already announced in May that it would no longer support SSLv3 and RC4 connections for Gmail SMTP. Google does note that most mail clients already default to safer TLS connections, and most will not be affected by the impending changes."Unlike Gmail SMTP, this change will be rolled out as a gradual change, where it may take longer than 30 days for users to be fully restricted from connecting to Gmail from SSLv3 or RC4 connections; however, we recommend updating your clients soon in order to avoid any potential disruption," Google said in an announcement.
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Google To Deprecate SSLv3, RC4 in Gmail IMAP/POP Clients

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Can't tell you how many clients can't actually access Gmail IMAP without "downgrading its security settings" because of their insistence on OAuth.

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