Understanding Cookies

In this article… What are cookies? Anatomy of a cookie How cookies work Rules for creating cookies Cookies and privacy Points to remember What are cookies? Cookies are files that webservers (or websites) store on a user’s computer. These files…
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Overview of SSL

In this article.. What is SSL? How does it work? What do SSL do? What does SSL not do? Points to remember One question that I ask in any training class that I conduct, is “What do you do to…
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The SSL Handshake

The SSL protocol uses a combination of public-key and symmetric key encryption. Symmetric key encryption is much faster than public-key encryption, but public-key encryption provides better authentication techniques. An SSL session always begins with an exchange of messages called the…
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