Opportunistic Security: Some Protection Most of the Time

This RFC 7435 was published in 2014.

Abstract

This document defines the concept "Opportunistic Security" in the context of communications protocols.
Protocol designs based on Opportunistic Security use encryption even when authentication is not available, and use authentication when possible, thereby removing barriers to the widespread use of encryption on the Internet.

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