I understand what SSL is but what exactly is SSL/TLS?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Spin, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Spin

    Spin Guest

    I understand what SSL is but what exactly is SSL/TLS?
    Spin, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. SSL = Secure Sockets Layer
    TLS = Transport Layer Security

    Basically they do same jobs. The thing is there are few versions of SSL out
    there (e.g. SSL v2, SSL v3). Both version of SSL are a bit old and
    vulnerable to few attacks... So instead of naming it SSL v4 they named it
    TLS ;-).

    In depth there are quite a few differences making TLS more strong as

    You can actually choose in IE which protocols it will support. Unfortunately
    TLS is by default disabled in including Windows 2003. You can enable it
    manually in IE if you go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced and scroll
    all the way down.
    It some hi-secure configuration recommendations they suggest (or recommend)
    to disable SSL v2. I do agree with this -- but the problems is there are
    still quite a few sites out there that will not work on any other version of
    SSL but SSL v2...
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Dec 2, 2005
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  3. Spin

    Spin Guest

    A gentleman and a scholar you are, Mike. Thanks.
    Spin, Dec 2, 2005
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