FAQ: The TLS Protocol Version 1.1

 

  TLS (Transport Layer Security) version 1.1 was first defined in RFC 4346 by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) in April 2006. The specification obsoleted TLS 1.0 as defined in RFC 2245 and was obsoleted itself not long after by TLS 1.2 which was defined in RFC 5246 in August of 2008.

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FAQ: What is the Common Name?

 

  Before you can enroll for a SSL Server Certificate, you must generate a CSR from your webserver software. During the creation of the CSR, the following fields must be entered: Organization (O), Organizational Unit (OU), Country (C), State (S), Locality (L), and Common Name (CN). The Common Name field is often misunderstood and is […]

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FAQ: What is the protocol to follow if someone finds a website collecting credit card information without being in a secured environment? I’ve been searching the web everywhere to see if there is somewhere to report such sites.

 

  There really is no law(s) that dictates the requirements to use of collecting sensitive information in an unencrypted manner. You should first contact the website that is in violation, and notify them that are not doing enough to protect consumers information. If the website is certified in any way, you may be able to […]

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FAQ: Why do I need an SSL Certificate?

 

  There are many security risks involved with conducting e-commerce. In today’s world security is expected to be provided on any website a consumer uses; as a result consumers expect any information they provide over the Internet will remain private and accurate. For most consumers, the only way they will ever consider buying your products […]

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FAQ: What is a Certification Authority (CA)?

 

  A third party organisation which is used to confirm the relationship between a party to the https transaction and that party’s public key. Certification authorities may be widely known and trusted institutions for internet based transactions, though where https is used on companies internal networks, an internal department within the company may fulfil this […]

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