SSL refers to Secure Sockets Layer, a security protocol that has been replaced by Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS is still commonly referred to as SSL.

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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
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How to create my own certificate chain?

I would like to setup my own OCSP Responder (just for testing purposes). This requires me to have a root certificate and a few certificates generated from it. I've managed to create a self-signed ...
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Add permanent SSL certificate exception in Chrome (Linux)

I have a problem with a website that has an SSL certificate which doesn't correspond to the website domain. Chrome gives me a warning for this website (and rightly so), which I have to ignore ...
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Why is chrome slashing my HTTPS?

In Chrome when I view my page the https in the URL has a red slash through it. When I click it, it says: Your connection to www.example.com is encrypted with 256-bit encryption. However, this page ...
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Lion Unable to Load SSL Sites

OS: Mac 10.7.2 (Lion) I've been unable to load any SSL sites on any browser. Chrome gives error 7 (ERR_TIMED_OUT), but this occurs across all browsers. I've tried different DNS, flushing DNS, and ...
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How to tell which resources are loaded “insecurely” with Chrome using https

I understand this is because I'm loading some stuff via http:// but does that mean a single http reference can't appear in the source? Even in examples like <a href="http://...">...</a>? ...
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How to save a remote server SSL certificate locally as a file

I need to download an SSL certificate of a remote server (not HTTPS, but the SSL handshake should be the same as Google Chrome / IE / wget and curl all give certificate check fail errors) and add the ...
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How to easily create a SSL certificate and configure it in Apache2 in Mac OS X?

I'd like to use my Mac OS X with https for local development tests. How can I easily make Apache2 respond to ssl, just for test proposes - I don't want a real certificate, just a fake to make local ...
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GMail and SSL Encryption - how much is encrypted

It's strangely difficult to find out exactly how SSL works with email, at least insofar as answering my specific question - when I connect to gmail using SSL, I understand that my connected is secure ...
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Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update breaks SSL

Summary After updating from 10.7.1 to 10.7.2, neither Safari nor Google Chrome can load GMail. Spinning Beachballs all around. The problem isn't GMail; Firefox loads GMail just fine. The problem ...
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How much information can my ISP see?

Is it possible for my ISP to see the passwords that I enter on websites and in chat programs? And what about SSL websites that start with https, do they encrypt my username and password before ...
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Why won't OS X trust GitHub's SSL certificate?

When I go to any github.com page in Chrome, I get a big ugly error: You attempted to reach github.com, but the server presented a certificate issued by an entity that is not trusted by your ...
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How do I distinguish between these two certificate situations?

Situation 1 (safe): Website was vulnerable to heartbleed and using a certificate not valid before 2012-10-21 Website upgraded to an unvulnerable version of OpenSSL Website re-keyed and got a their ...
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SSL support with Apache and Proxytunnel

I'm inside a strict corporate environment. https traffic goes out via an internal proxy (for this example it's 10.10.04.33:8443) that's smart enough to block ssh'ing directly to ssh.glakspod.org:443. ...
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How to block specific HTTPS traffic?

According to HTTPS description: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with SSL/TLS protocol. It provides encrypted communication ...
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Chrome says “This page contains some resources that are not secure” in all https websites

When I go to Gmail website (it is https), I see a red https with a line in address bar, and when I click on the icon near the URL, There is a sentence "... However, This page contains some resources ...
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HTTP to HTTPS Tunnel

So the issue is that I have quite a few homebrew scripts/web testing programs that only work with HTTP. The problem is that the website only allows HTTPS connections. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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SSL (imap) doesn't work from some machines - ssl handshake failure - how to narrow down further?

A few days ago our IMAP SSL (port 993) connections stopped working from our home network two Windows 7 PCs in our home network. Two other PCs, one with Windows XP, one also with Win7 professional ...
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SSL/TLS vs SSL/TLS-VPN

Whats the difference between using SSL/TLS in a web browser and an actual SSL/TLS VPN? Is SSL/TLS actually the pure technology and when one uses https:// in a browser this is a vpn connection?
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Configure Apache to serve multiple subdomains via HTTP + HTTPS

I have a virtual server hosted at ISP with 2 public IPv4 addresses. I want to run several subdomains (more than 2) with Apache and serve them via both HTTP and HTTPS. The SSL cert is a wildcard one ...
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How do add a certificate from a self-signed server to trusted certificates in Chrome?

I have a dedicated server with a wiki and want to secure it so nobody can read my articles by sniffing my pages. I do not want to pay for a valid certificate so I created a self-signed certificate. ...
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How using ssh/scp between non-public machines

I am often in the following situation: I have two machines, A and B, which are on LANs, and have non-public IP addresses. Machine C is on the same LAN as B, but publicly visible. I would like to copy ...
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Which versions of the Windows TLS/SSL file transfer software like WinSCP and FileZilla are not affected by Heartbleed?

I noticed that many people still use versions affected by the heartbleed vulnerability of wide spread TLS/SSL enabled Windows clients like WinSCP and Filezilla. To be able to make safe ...
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Cannot use SSL/TLS on Mac OS X

I'm using a Mac I don't have administration rights on, so I can't create new accounts or anything like that. However, in my account (there's a general account in which everything works fine) I can't ...
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How to search non ssl google? [duplicate]

Even when I visit nosslsearch.google.com I ultimately get redirected to https://www.google.com. Why is this? (I'm not signed in to google, and I'm entering these in the urlbar, not the search ...