SSL - A discussion of the secure socket layer
by Steve Fewer
The Secure Socket Layer is the protocol that gives e-commerce the confidence it needs to allow on-line banking and shopping. SSL provides and encrypted bi-directional data stream. It is commonly used for secure HTTP connections where credit card information is going to be sent along a network. This is a paper discussiong the theory and practice of SSL.

Download the paper in DOC format here.

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