SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and/or TLS (Transport Layer Security)

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SSL security display

Why does Firefox not display the SSL logo when viewing secure sites, i.e. sites with Https? It used to display at the bottom of teh browser window previously but i just notices that that bottom ...
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According to RFC 5246, are nonces in TLS useless (in terms of security) and if yes, why aren't they only random data?

I know the common usage of nonces in security (which is well described in this topic). However, when checking the SSL/TLS protocol, we can notice, according to the RFC, that nonces as ...
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Is this a security breach?

I read in an article that if the request is authenticated or secure (i.e., HTTPS), it won’t be cached. But in https, burp has reported an issue stating http response is as follows: Cache-Control: ...
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Encryption and Layers understanding

If I'm right the SSL encryption take place in the application layer, but we can also have encryption in the Internet Layer. Why are we using both, and why sites that doesn't have SSL are considered ...
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HTTPS encryption and internet proxy [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. Please tell me, and I'll delete it. I want to modify a Word document hosted on my OneDrive account. I see that it is using a SSL ...
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Why can't we do MiTM attacks when using secure connection

I have this silly question that is bothering me. When not using secure connection (HTTP for example) cookies can be intercepted and used to connect to the site as if we have the id and password. We ...
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security via chsh

I am developing a program that I want people to be able to connect to and use via ssh. I've decided a simple way of doing this would be to create an account for them on my linux server, and change ...
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Heartbleed: revoke or replace ssl certificate?

I have a free ssl certificate issued just before Heartbleed was found. Now my CA wants me to pay 25$ to revoke it. Should I pay or it's just enough to create a new certificate from another CA an ...
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Why do we need WTLS?

Please excuse my probably gross misunderstanding of how all this works. I just started reading SSL & TLS Essentials by Stephen Thomas, and in chapter 1 he talks about how TLS is a separate ...
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Is HTTPS as secure or more secure than SSH if both have an IP address whitelist?

I'm wondering whether an HTTPS API endpoint would be as secure as or more secure than SSH. API Endpoint The API endpoint would require HTTPS The API authentication would use a POST'd API key. The ...
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SSL encryption work only in content?

Can SSL encrypt the relative path I would like to visit in a site? If I would like to make a login system with GET instead of POST, can SSL encrypt the part "?username=user1&password=pass1".
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SSL/TLS version switch over reason

I'm studying the SSL/TLS protocol, more specifically its handshake. I know that initially, a client sends a Client Hello message to the server which includes the TLS version supported by the client. ...
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PKI certificate validation graphs, trees and cross signing

I am just trying to get the basics of PKI and TLS and understand how it works. I came across Mozillas post about pkix where they mention that the new library allows graph processing and hence it ...
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What is the advantage of buying an SSL certificate from the CA rather than a reseller?

I am trying to do some research on SSL certificates, and I've come across a number of reseller sites such as GoGetSSL, which offer certificates at much lower prices than what you would pay if you ...
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TLS v 1.1 vulnerabilities

My question concern TLS : What are the main vulnerabilities of TLS v1.1 ? Actually, none RFC describes v1.1 vulnerabilities, neither what pushed them to change to the new protocol 1.2 except ...
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Adding a SSL builds trust with technical clients? [closed]

Please note: A majority of this question is based on the facts that a lot of my members and I are one step from being tin-foil hats. If you continue to read and answer this question, please remember ...
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Self signed certificate secure when just client sends sensitive information?

Is it secure to create a self signed certificate when just clients will send sensitive information to the server? After checking out the topic "What are the risks of self signing a certificate for ...
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Is it a security risk for users not to logout of a website?

Is it a security risk to myself that I am not logging out of Twitter, Facebook, StackExchange, and a majority of the sites which I am using? Is there a chance for someone to hijack my session or cause ...
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Strange Finished Message in TLS

I've tried to understand the content of the Finished Message of TLS. I'm using wireshark to capture the traffic between my browser and the internet. I noticed a "stangeness" when the chosen ...
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Crazy Finished Message in TLS

I've tried to understand the content of the Finished Message of TLS. I'm using wireshark to capture the traffic between my browser and the internet. I noticed a "stangeness" when the chosen ...
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SSL protocol paper “Investigations about SSL”

In several papers, I see the quote of the following security paper, which concerns SSL: EADS Defence and Security Systems SA. Investigations about ssl. ...
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On an “uncritical” site, is there any reason to NOT trust a self-signed certificate?

There are many sites that have self-signed ("untrusted" in Firefox) certificates. I then have the option to trust them or not. If I not trust them I can either leave the site or only visit the site ...
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Why do I need to install the startcom intermediate certificate?

I issued my server a Startcom class 1 cert. With no changes on the client, I can access this server via FF without issue. However, when try to validate the certificate via openssl s_client it chokes ...
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Does HTTP Digest Auth provide any increased security in this scenario?

Say I have a website running a popular CMS like Wordpress only over SSL through HTTP Strict Transport Security. Prior, the backend administrator login page could be accessed by anybody simply by ...
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What's the meaning of the term “ad-hoc MAC” (Message Authentication Code)?

In SSL literature, I've noticed the use of the term "ad-hoc MAC". I understand the meaning of MAC (Message Authentication Code) and how it works, but what does the term Ad-hoc MAC mean? Note: With ...
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Preventive security action in Android App

Currently, I'm developing a bank related android app. I would share my knowledge and also maybe you guys are more expert than me so you can add your ideas to the list. Bank is a very special client. ...
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A doubt in certificate chain validation and revocation checking

So when i do a tls handshake with the server, it responds with a cert chain which the browser verifies and which ends at a trusted root CA. In this the browser checks if the cert presented by the ...
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Securing RESTFul WebServices

I am planning to secure my REST Web service (REST WS) using API KEY and NONCE VALUE. The REST WS is over SSL. The Userid / Password is encrypted and sent to Web Application hosting the REST WS where ...
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RC4-MD5 vs DES-CBC3-SHA [closed]

We moved to RC4-MD5 as a mitigation to BEAST attack. But our other teams are saying to use DES-CBC3-SHA I want to know if DES-CBC3-SHA is also equivalent secure and mitigates BEAST as well ? Also ...
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Php Session ID, http VS https [duplicate]

So I was doing some tests with the php session ID cookie. I know that data is stored on the server however, a cookie with a unique ID is stored so that the server can recognize the client while ...
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Certificate request - why does the requester have to create a private key?

If remember right, then before I send a CSR (Certificate signing request) to the CA, I have to create private and public keys. Then I use the public key to encrypt my personal details before I send ...
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Encrypt and Authenticate localhost-traffic?

I have some app-components on the same machine but in different languages which need to communicate. I am using socket communication over localhost to do so. The data transferred is confidential. ...
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Central Authentication Server

I have many client devices that I need to reverse SSH tunnel into. I am finding that managing all these certificate files are becoming cumbersome. I am looking into a centralized authentication ...
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Should my company have an SSL on our email

We have a new IT guy that insists we do not need an SSL on our email. Quite a few people access their email from outside our office(network) via mobiles and home computers, often from WIFI ...
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Bad things about no SSL encryption? [duplicate]

So I was reading some comments on a popular forum about SSL encryption and how some websites pass their login form data as plaintext and don't use SSL or TLS. I understand that using an encryption ...
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Why is the deprecated SSL 2.0 protocol considered insecure and how can it be exploited?

I am making a presentation to the class about "SSL 2.0 deprecated protocol" and I really have no idea how this exploit is used or how the attacker can use this vul. I understand the impact of this ...
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Is my bank's website secure, if it uses partial HTTPS?

My (not so small) bank has a website for doing transactions over the internet, and it has an HTTPS website for it. But my Firefox 29 wrote that the website is just partially encrypted. I did a little ...
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DTLS Session Keys life time

I have a UDP client application that is long-lived: Ideally, it keeps streaming to a server forever. I'm using Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) to secure the UDP communication. How often ...
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Using OpenSSL v1.0.1g, am I creating SSL certificate or TLS certificate?

So confuse right now between SSLv3 and TLSv1.2, I tried to find some answer on the Web but didn't seems figure it out so I am asking you guys. Is using the latest release of OpenSSL make me creating ...
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Decline any custom ssl certificate in a mobile application

Consider the following scenario. Eve creates an access point in a public place. Alice connects to the AP via mobile phone and starts browsing the Web. Eve redirects Alice to a registration page and ...
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Is there a secure DNS provider? [closed]

Is there a secure DNS provider? Kind of alternative to DNSCrypt.
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What happens when intermediate certificates are installed in the wrong order?

I have noticed that the intermediate certificates on a web service are installed in the wrong order. What effects could I expect from this? I used the Symantec certificate checker which stated: ...
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SSL Wildcard certificate to issue anther certificates

Let's say, that I buy an *.example.com SSL certificate. I want now to generate subcertificates and include the *.example.com certificate in a trust path: host1.example.com, with an alternate name ...
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Can I determine a private key given the encrypted data and corresponding cleartext?

If I know that Data A is an encrypted form of Data B is that sufficient information to determine the private key?
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MITM SSL connection

I read this article today about an SSL MITM. I am trying to understand this attack. This may be a naive question. My understanding is that the WebView sends a request to domain name, the server ...
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Is Apple's push notification service implementation vulnerable to a MitM attack

Recently(more info) I've spotted a strange message in the logs on my quite recent, fresh installation of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Apr 27 15:26:47 Ivans-MacBook-Pro.local apsd[194]: Unrecognized leaf ...
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Is the root CA certificate required in the .crt file? [duplicate]

I am setting up SSL on Nginx with a free StartSSL certificate. Based on the instructions given on this StartSSL page I created a unified certificate containing the CA's root certificate, Intermediate ...
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SSL Handshake random number?

I realized all of the phase of the handshake but I do not understand how it does that from the two randomly generated numbers are unable to generate a session key that the client and the server uses ...
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Secure connection between two clients inside a wifi without internet connection

I'm currently trying to understand secure connections inside a WiFi network without an Internet connection. I would like to use some sort of SSL tunneling inside a WiFi network between two clients. ...
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Avoiding SSL handshake for each call

My application interacts with many other HTTPS based services. As we use them at considerable frequency, I am worried about the performance impact of using HTTPS. Is there any mechanism ( time bound ...