Numbers of threats are present on the internet technology that breaks the security and provide the way to the hackers to hack all the personal information of the users. Different type of security measures are used to provide the security to the internet technology, one of them is the SSL or the secure socket layer. Generally it is a type of protocol that was created by the Netscape by keeping in view the security risks while communication between the server and the client. Now it becomes an international protocol standard that is used to protect the transmission of data between the web server and the users and also prevent different type of sensitive components from stealing.
History of Secure Socket Layer:
As mentioned in the first paragraph of introduction that this security protocol was completely developed or created by the Netscape and they develop three different versions of SSL. The first version that was developed initially is the 1.0 but it was not released. Then the second version that was 2.0 created with some updates and changes and this time Netscape decide to release it and they released such version in February 1995 but still this version had some disadvantages. So in keeping views its flaws Netscape created the third version of the secure socket layer and that was much better and powerful from the past two versions. This version was publicly released in 1996.
How to use Secure Socket Layer or SSL?
The use of the secure socket layer protocol is not a big task because its working and its use is quite easy. They are also a part of the most popular browsers and the users that are used those browsers to browse the web server or website for the sake of different communicational processes need no configurations or setting of SSL. When the users try to connect to the secure socket layer server with the help of the browser that consists of feature of SSL then it automatically works and asks the server for the CA or Digital Certificate of Authority. This certificate plays an important role while using the secure socket layer security because it provide the surety the users that their data or the information are in the safe hands and it also ensure them that they are not communicating with the hacker or the spammers. Generally the URL of the websites start from the ‘https’ in this‘s’ stands for secure networking.
Important Features of Secure Socket Layer or SSL:
There are many different security features that secure socket layer protocol have and SSL used such security measures to provide the safe communication to the users or the surfers of the internet technology. Some of the important security measures of the secure socket layer protocol are listed below
- Secure socket layer provide security against all the threats related to the protocol layers such as transport layer. They work on all types of protocols presents in the system for the same purpose and enhance their working of the security
- SSL also provide the strong authentication to the users that they can easily protect their important information from hackers with the help of strong authentication key. So only a person who has this key uses the MAC address and sees all the private information.
- The latest or the last version of the secure socket layer protocol 3.0 is more reliable and powerful over 2.0 and 1.0. More numbers of ciphers are there in the architecture of the 3.0 so they provide more security and well performing with certificate authentication.
- Different type of security codings are also the part of the secure socket layer or SSL security.