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Implementing SSL TLS Using Cryptography And PKI

If you are a network professional who knows C programming, this practical book is for you. Focused on how to implement Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), this book guides you through all necessary steps, whether or not you have a working knowledge of cryptography. The book covers SSLv2, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.2, including implementations of the relevant cryptographic protocols, secure hashing, certificate parsing, certificate generation, and more.

Implementing SSL TLS Using Cryptography and PKI

I was implementing an HTTPS client/server example just for learning purpose using the book "Implementing SSL / TLS Using Cryptography and PKI" by Joshua Davies. It contains an example implementation with C source code. I just tried to build a HTTPS client using that source code. But, in tls.c file it uses two macros MD5_BYTE_SIZE and SHA1_BYTE_SIZE and I can't see any values defined for these macros in that book. I tried with permutations of 16,24,32 for both macros but failed in SSL handshaking, and greater values causes segmentation fault. I hope if anybody familiar with this book can help me

The book is ideal for a person who is a network professional with having knowledge of C-programming. It focuses on the implementation of SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) and it will guide you through all of the required steps whether or not you are proficient in cryptography.

Here you will learn about block cipher cryptography and all things to do with the implementation of Data Encryption Standards (DES), understanding faster encryption with the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), understanding stream cipher algorithms and the RC4 Algorithm.

This is a very informative book for both the experienced and beginner to get a grip on internet security using the SSL and TSL protocols. The index is very comprehensive and any term you are looking for is easy to find with page notations that are clear and understandable.

The book uses examples of computer screens that will help you both in understanding the procedure as well as implementing the different protocols, examples of output between your computer and the internet is shown so you know exactly the sort of information you are looking for.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the successor protocol to SSL. TLS is an improved version of SSL. It works in much the same way as the SSL, using encryption to protect the transfer of data and information. The two terms are often used interchangeably in the industry although SSL is still widely used. When you buy an 'SSL' certificate from DigiCert, you can of course use it with both SSL and TLS protocols.

According to Business Insider 74% of shopping carts are abandoned but up to 64% can be recovered with better checkout security and flow. Many of these 64% are more likely to complete a purchase if they know the checkout area is secure. That's not a number businesses can afford to ignore. Even if they're only using SSL for their checkout area, it's well worth it.

By using the most secure form of certificate - the Extended Validation SSL certificate - the company name appears in green in the address bar. It's another sure-re way of letting customers know that it's 100% legitimate.

Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Creates encryption keys based on the idea of using points on a curve to dene the public/private key pair. It is extremely difficult to break using the brute force methods often employed by hackers and offers a faster solution with less computing power than pure RSA chain encryption.

Encryption Process of transforming readable (plaintext) data into an unintelligible form (ciphertext) so that the original data either cannot be recovered (one-way encryption) or cannot be recovered without using an inverse decryption process (two-way encryption).

Secure server Server that protects host web pages using SSL or TLS. When a secure server is in use, the server is authenticated to the user. In addition, user information is encrypted by the user's web browser's SSL protocol before being sent across the Internet. Information can only be decrypted by the host site that requested it.

I hope this isn't taken as spam, but since you specifically asked about books on SSL/TLS - my recent book, "Implementing SSL/TLS using cryptography and PKI" is targeted specifically at programmers with no specific background in crypto math or PKI who want a complete understanding of SSL/TLS, including cryptography and certificates. The first half covers the cryptography algorithms that TLS relies on, and the second half describes the protocol and its implementation in detail.

There are only a handful of other books on SSL - Eric Rescorla's is probably the best, but fairly out-of-date, and Rolf Oppliger's is good (and much more recent), but both are higher level, and assume that the reader has a strong background in cryptography and PKI. 041b061a72


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