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Patrick McManus

Distinguished Engineer
October 8

Don’t DIY a secure platform: lessons learned from side-channel attacks

The largest category of difficult-to-anticipate security design weaknesses come from side-channel attacks. In this post, we take a tour of some of the more foundational and out-there side…

May 18

Does the QUIC handshake require compression to be fast?

QUIC promises a built-in, low-latency handshake. But can it achieve its promise alone? Let’s look at the value of handshake compression in helping QUIC achieve fast startup performance.

April 17

How HTTP/3 and QUIC aim to help the connections that need it most

HTTP/3 and QUIC aim to help the internet's so-called long-tail connections — connections that are most in need of improvement. What could that look like? For some, it could mean being able…

April 3

Four key innovations that prepared the internet for COVID-19

These crucial pieces of internet architecture — only widely adopted over the last 10 years — are creating the capacity for us to live, work, and learn from home in unprecedented conditions.

February 12

Three ways TLS 1.3 protects origin names

The newest version of Transport Layer Security, TLS 1.3, is faster, more robust, and more responsive than ever before. Explore three ways it will help HTTPS protect origin names for improved…