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Cryptographer, programmer in several languages (C, Java, several assemblies, Pascal, Forth...). I also have a life.


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reviewed Approve How secure/private is the browsing history on browsers?
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answered What security scheme is used by PDF password encryption, and why is it so weak?
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comment What is the difference in security between a VPN- and a SSL-connection?
@Strukt: no. SSL is the door, VPN is the contents of the house. You don't get one or the other; they are not to be opposed. SSL is a technology that ensures some security properties, which are a nice building block for a variety of usages, one of them being "a VPN". (I suppose that when you read "SSL" you think "Web site with https://, which is probably the source of the terminology confusion.)
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comment What is the difference in security between a VPN- and a SSL-connection?
@Strukt: you maintain the privacy of your home by closing the door. People, from the outside, see the surface of the closed door.
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