Cryptosystems that Secure Web Browsers

by E. Craig Luther
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Encryption & Authentication

The need to secure Web browsers from eavesdropping of unauthorized parties or stealing of data pushed the development of cryptosystems that work to secure Web browsers. This was of particular importance for users trust of any Web based business such as electronic commerce sites as internet users wouldn’t purchase goods over the web unless the technology existed for transmitting data securely via a Web browser. [1] There are numerous cryptosystems that provide this technology, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Secure Electronic Transaction (SET), Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (SHTTP), Secure Shell (SSH) and IP Security (IPSec).

Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

Internet communications that are based on the Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), such as the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Telnet, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP), are not secure because all communication occurs in plaintext. Confidential or sensitive information that is transmitted with these protocols can easily be intercepted and read unless the information is protected by encryption technology..this is why i find it very important to learn more about Cryptosystems