SSL and TLS

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Which protocol was originally developed by Netscape in the 90s and is now deprecated?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

What is the main service provided by TLS?

Confidentiality through data encryption

What indicates an SSL/TLS connection in a browser?

https://

Which version of TLS is currently in wide use?

TLS 1.2

What takes place at the beginning of each TLS session?

The TLS Handshake

Which phase of the TLS Handshake involves the exchange of key shares and/or pre-shared keys?

Key Exchange Phase

What is used to create several secret keys for symmetric cryptography in TLS?

Hash-based Key Derivation Function (HKDF)

What is the record header in TLS used for?

Message integrity

Which free SSL/TLS software is available?

OpenSSL

What is the full specification of TLS available at?

IETF (Internet Engineering Taskforce) http://www.ietf.org

What is the difference between TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3?

TLS 1.3 has forward secrecy as compulsory

What is the purpose of the TLS Handshake?

To establish secret keys shared by client and server

What is the purpose of the HKDF function in TLS key derivation?

To create several secret keys for symmetric cryptography using shared secret, data from client and server hello, pre-defined strings specific to each key or IV, and sequence number of the packet.

What is the role of the Record Protocol in TLS?

To provide confidentiality and message integrity using authenticated encryption.

What does the TLS Handshake establish between the client and server?

Secret keys shared by client and server.

What is the main difference between SSL and TLS?

SSL was originally developed by Netscape in the 90s and is currently deprecated, while TLS is an IETF standard introduced in 1999.

What is the significance of the color-coded address bar in browsers for SSL/TLS connections?

It indicates the level of security of the connection.

What is Forward Secrecy in TLS?

It ensures that even if the private key of the server is compromised, past communications cannot be decrypted.

What is the purpose of the cipher suite in the TLS Handshake?

To agree on cryptographic algorithms to use for the session.

What is the purpose of the MAC in TLS?

To ensure data integrity and replay prevention.

What are the features used by TLS to provide security during communication?

Symmetric cryptography, public-key cryptography, digital certificates, digital signatures, and MAC.

What is the difference between TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3?

TLS 1.3 has removed weaker ciphers, made forward secrecy compulsory, and uses authenticated encryption in the record protocol.

What is the purpose of client authentication in the TLS Handshake?

To ensure the identity of the client.

What is the significance of the random number (nonce) in the Key Exchange phase of the TLS Handshake?

It is used to prevent replay attacks.

Which protocol was originally developed by Netscape in the 90s and is now deprecated?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

What is the main service provided by TLS?

Confidentiality through data encryption

What indicates an SSL/TLS connection in a browser?

https://

Which version of TLS is currently in wide use?

TLS 1.2

What takes place at the beginning of each TLS session?

The TLS Handshake

Which phase of the TLS Handshake involves the exchange of key shares and/or pre-shared keys?

Key Exchange Phase

What is used to create several secret keys for symmetric cryptography in TLS?

Hash-based Key Derivation Function (HKDF)

What is the record header in TLS used for?

Message integrity

Which free SSL/TLS software is available?

OpenSSL

What is the full specification of TLS available at?

IETF (Internet Engineering Taskforce) http://www.ietf.org

What is the difference between TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3?

TLS 1.3 has forward secrecy as compulsory

What is the purpose of the TLS Handshake?

To establish secret keys shared by client and server

Which of the following is true about SSL and TLS?

Both SSL and TLS are used for virtually all webpages

What is the main purpose of the TLS handshake?

To establish secret keys shared by client and server

What is the purpose of the Record Protocol in TLS?

To encrypt and authenticate data blocks

What is the purpose of the Key Exchange Phase in the TLS handshake?

To exchange public keys between client and server

What is the purpose of the Authentication Phase in the TLS handshake?

To authenticate the client (if requested)

What is the purpose of the Key Derivation phase in TLS?

To establish secret keys shared by client and server

What is the main service provided by TLS?

Confidentiality through data encryption

What is the main difference between TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3?

TLS 1.3 does not include compression

What is the purpose of the Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman method in TLS?

To establish secret keys shared by client and server

What is the purpose of the MAC in TLS?

To encrypt and authenticate data blocks

What is the purpose of the OpenSSL and GnuTLS software?

To provide free SSL/TLS software

How can a user identify a SSL/TLS connection in a browser?

By the symbol of a closed padlock

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