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what are the differences between TLS and SSL? [duplicate]

What are the difference between Transport layer security(TLS) and secure sockets layer(SSL). what could be the weakness of them
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how to force openvpn client to use TLS instead of SSL connection [duplicate]

i'm trying to use openvpn client to connect TLS VPN server here is my .ovpn file client tls-client dev tun proto tcp remote example.com 443 resolv-retry infinite auth-user-pass persist-key ...
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SSL's (security) benefit to the website owner

I know the many benefits of SSL for the users of a website. It creates a contract whereby the user can be certain that the entity they're transacting with is who it claims to be and that the ...
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Is SSL dying? Should I buy SSL certificates for my sites any more?

I'm planning to purchase a SSL certificate for one of my sites when I'm concerned about points made in these articles: WiredTree: The Most Significant Issue With SSL – And How To Solve It ...
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Why do we still use the terms SSL and HTTPS? [closed]

Since TLS is preferred over SSL, why do we still use the terms SSL and HTTPS generally? The former could be anecdotal, but most people I speak to still say SSL in general conversation. The term HTTPS ...
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Is encryption of passwords needed for an HTTPS website? [duplicate]

I am in a bit of confusion as we have been asked to AES encrypt passwords before sending it to the server. The whole website communicates over HTTPS with the server and uses secure cookies. AFAIK, ...
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How is tunnelling SSH through Proxytunnel/HTTPS different from doing it through SSL with Stunnel?

In an answer to What is the difference between SSL, TLS, and HTTPS, it's said that HTTPS is HTTP over SSL/TLS. That is, an SSL/TLS connection is established first, and then normal HTTP data is ...
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Why isn't TLS just called SSL v 4.0?

SSL and TLS seem to be somewhat interchangeable. So much so that they are generally lumped together ("SSL/TLS") when referring to HTTPS and other services. Its almost as if TLS is version 4.0 of SSL. ...
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Secure communication between C# client and Java server, using certificates

I want to secure communication between simple C# WPF client and Java server. Now i have already implemented raw sockets communication, and my security is based on: server send RSA public key to ...
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PAP and CHAP implementation using Java

I want to implement PAP and CHAP based authentication in my Java project how can I implement ? is there any API available in Java for using that protocol ?
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Why is TLS still commonly referred to as SSL? [duplicate]

I am developing in Visual Studio 2017 and I'm writing an asp.net core 2.0 web application. In the project properties there is a checkbox for Enable SSL. Any idea why this is called SSL instead of TLS? ...