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    HTTPS and "Authenticated Encryption"


    I am not sure whether this question makes even sense, but here it is: Does the standard HTTPS communication provide "authenticated encryption" (AE) ? I am talking about simply using some library like HttpClient and establishing a connection with some peer endpoint via HTTPS. Or even about the case of standard internet browseres... When I go to a HTTPS-type of a URL and - say - POST some data, is the data communicated via a crypto providing AE?
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    To partially answer my own question, the "authenticated encryption" support was built into TLS 1.2 - see "Transport_Layer_Security#TLS_1.2" in wikipedia.

    This still doesn't really answer the question whether TLS 1.2 is used when I connect to some HTTPS site via - say - Firefox...

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