I have a tablet from 2011 (Prestigio MultiPad PMP3384B) with Android 2.3 which I use occasionally. I’ve experienced recently that I cannot view some webpages (https://www.nytimes.com/, for example) as they force using HTTPS (even if they provide public information mostly…). Presumably, it’s caused by a TLS version the device does not know.
On the contrary, https://www.google.com loads and http://www.google.com also works well (no redirection).
I checked the TLS version supported by www.nytimes.com (by following the article How to check what SSL/TLS versions are available for a website?):
$ nmap --script ssl-enum-ciphers -p 443 www.nytimes.com | grep TLSv | TLSv1.2:
The output for Google is:
$ nmap --script ssl-enum-ciphers -p 443 www.google.com | grep TLSv | TLSv1.0: | TLSv1.1: | TLSv1.2:
What I’ve also tried:
I’ve found the article Working with TLS 1.2 on Android 4.4 and Lower but the solution only supports Android 4.1 and newer.
I’ve checked Connect to an https service using an http-only client but the solutions don’t seem to be applicable on a tablet It could be achieved with a PC in LAN but I’d prefer solutions not requiring other LAN devices.
Is there any way to view TLS 1.2 only websites on such a device?