Tag: Introduction

TLS and the old SSL

TLS, Transport Layer Security, is the IETF standard for secure network sessions with authentication, integrity and confidentiality. TLS runs on top of TCP, Transmission Control Protocol. The sister protocol DTLS is created for UDP transports. What about SSL? SSL, Secure Socket Layer, was created by Netscape Communications a long time ago. SSL v3 was published […]

Opportunistic security – what is it?

The tests on this site describes a set of rules that your software use when the user wants a secure session – making sure that it connects to the proper server and not a server that impersonates the real server, and after successful identification sets up a confidential, encrypted, session with this server. That is […]

The TLS-O-Matic no guarantee CA

CA Policy and Practise Statement WARNING – these certificates are totally insecure and are for test purposes only. All the tests are created to facilitate interoperability and application testing, but this is not a CA to trust for anything else than testing. We guarantee nothing. We promise nothing. Basically you are on your own. Make sure you remove the […]

Learn more about TLS – Transport Layer Security

TLS – Transport Layer Security – is a communication method (a protocol) defined by the group that standardises Internet communication- the IETF, Internet Engineering Task Force. TLS provides confidentiality and integrity. It is also used for secure identification (authentication) of systems and individuals. TLS needs to stay up to date with the current world of communication […]