TLS Proxies: How Often and Who Cares?

Mark O'Neill, Scott Ruoti, Kent Seamons, and Daniel Zappala

TLS inspection—inline decryption, inspection, and re-encryption of TLS traffic—is a controversial practice used for both benevolent and malicious purposes. This article describes measurements of how often TLS inspection occurs and reports on a survey of the general public regarding the practice of TLS inspection. This helps inform security researchers and policymakers regarding current practices and user preferences.

Mark O'Neill, Scott Ruoti, Kent Seamons, and Daniel Zappala. 2017. TLS proxies: how often and who cares? In IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 21, No. 3, pages 22–29, May/June 2017. IEEE.