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TLS - Transport Layer Security

TLS - Transport Layer Security

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TLS - Transport Layer Security

TLS is successor technology to the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) standard of encryption between a user browser and internet transactions.  

It is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. Several versions of the protocols find widespread use in applications such as web browsing, email, instant messaging, and voice over IP. TLS’s predecessor, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) was developed by Netscape in 1995. TLS is just an updated, more secure, version of SSL. Most still refer to security certificates as SSL because it is a more commonly used term.

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