University of Orleans
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol developed by Netscape. Its purpose is to ensure message integrity and confidentiality. The first draft of SSL (version 1.0) was never released. This is a home exam written for the subject INF3510 - information security. This paper will illuminate the threats toward the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. To do that, the authors need to describe the protocol, as well as point out some differences between SSL and Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is its upgrade. They are going to point out strengths as well as weaknesses concerning this protocol.