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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): How It Works




 What Happens When a Web Browser Connects to a Secure Web Site

A browser attempts to connect

to a Web site secured with SSL.

Encryption Protects Data During Transmission

Web servers and Web browsers rely on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to create a uniquely encrypted channel for private communications over the public Internet. Each SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a level of encryption is established based on the type of SSL Certificate as well as the client Web browser, operating system and host server’s capabilities. That is why SSL Certificates feature a range of encryption levels

such as “up to 256-bit”.

Strong encryption, at 128 bits, can calculate 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That’s over a trillion times a trillion times stronger. At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools, and motivation to attack using brute force would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by an SGC-enabled certificate. To enable strong encryption for the most site visitors, choose an SSL Certificate that enables at least 128-bit encryption for 99.9% of Web site visitors. True 128-bit SSL Certificates


Credentials Establish Identity Online

Credentials for establishing identity are common: a driver’s license, a passport, a company badge. SSL Certificates are credentials for the online world, uniquely issued to a specific domain and Web server and authenticated by the SSL Certificate provider. When a browser connects to a server, the server sends the identification information to the browser. To view a Web sites’ credentials:

  • Click the closed padlock in a browser window
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  • Click the trust mark (such as the VeriSign Trust™ Seal)
  • Look in the green address bar*

*Only SSL Certificates with EV trigger high-security Web browsers to display your organization’s name in a green address bar. Learn more: SSL Security and Extended Validation


Authentication Generates Trust in Credentials

Trust of a credential depends on confidence in the credential issuer, because the issuer vouches for the credential’s authenticity. Certificate Authorities use a variety of authentication methods to verify information provided by organizations. VeriSign, the leading Certificate Authority, is well known and trusted by browser vendors because of our rigorous authentication methods and highly reliable infrastructure. Browsers extend that trust to SSL Certificates issued by VeriSign.

SSL and More in a Single Solution

New features available with all VeriSign® SSL Certificates do more than secure transactions and establish trust online. The new VeriSign Trust™ Seal, VeriSign Seal-in-Search™ technology, and daily Web site malware scanning work together with your premium SSL Certificate to help assure your customers that your site is safe from search to browse to buy.


You need SSL if…

  • you have an online store or accept online orders and credit cards
  • you offer a login or sign in on your site
  • you process sensitive data such as address, birth date, license, or ID numbers
  • you need to comply with privacy and security requirements
  • you value privacy and expect others to trust you.

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Do You Want To Have Money, Time or Both?

By L.T.D Tswaile

For several years now, I have longed to posses, what  I also believe, people in general wish to own, the ever so scarce and precious resources namely Time and Money. The power really to control your circumstances in most instances lies in the two commodities I just mentioned, and one without the other really is…, well let’s just say not very beneficial/benefitting.

Ok, before you think that I’m losing it – I bet at any given time, you can think of someone or at least a few people, who you may personally know either having a lot of money and no time or having a lot of time and no money. Let’s face it, the latter don’t really matter, I mean what would you spend your time on if you don’t have money? Because, you honestly need the world’s favourite liquid asset, money, to purchase what you desire. What about the initial, those who have a lot of money but don’t have any time to spend or enjoy it?Aston Martin DB9  2

Maybe, it depends on how one values one commodity over the other. What I know however is that I don’t want to be that great professional, an expert even, who earns relatively good money but don’t have even a moment to spare so that I can enjoy that money with my family for instance.  Nor would I want to be that qualified professional with exceptional skill with enough time in my hands yet not enough money to enjoy the nicer thing in life, making all that free time seem worthless.

By now you may start to think, but a solution then is having enough money, and since money has the power to purchase one’s desire, then probably you may have the choice to buy time, but how much time really? That may not be sustainable, I mean haven’t we all heard of someone winning the lottery Jackpot and start assuming time, to spend their money and end up having none of the two in “no time”, excuse the pun. Nope, you don’t want that now do you?

So I don’t think we can necessarily say that money equals time or ‘visa versa’. Oh yeah, that’s the difference between the rich and the wealthy, where the latter can afford time, sustainably so, so that they can enjoy those moments that money cannot just buy.  Now that’s where I want to be…

Let’s recap:

· If it’s money you want, you are unlikely to have any time,

· If it’s time you are after, without exceptional solutions you are most unlikely not to have money to buy a lot of comfort,

· But if you gain financial freedom, you would have enough to enjoy both…

How do you then pursue this ultimate reward?

It all begins with one step, learning how to work towards you financial freedom and the first step would be to know where to acquire that knowledge.

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Shouldn’t Your DESTINY be your CHOICE?

The day when I decided to take charge of my own life will be cherished forever, by myself and my family. It has been a long time coming and boy am I glad that it has finally arrived.

I have always had this vision of having MY OWN EMPIRE BUILT, a legacy that I can leave for generations to come in my family, my own family tree. It’s comforting to know that now I can finally anticipate the fulfilling feeling of LIVING MY OWN DREAM.

Life is a valuable University that no school can replace, but what you learn from it is still one’s choice and how you apply those lessons too, practically, is also one’s own choice, and with my luck I know such aUniversity (an innovative teaching, learning and sharing of ideas platform, the difference also being that you earn real money while doing it), that is just as important for those who may need to refresh their lessons.

  • Why do we generally have the tendency to rationalise our own ack of success and create a false comfort zone to live with it?

I say “no more”, no more will I let my poor decisions put me in this zone, which I know and believe I don’t belong to anyway…

FREE ADVISE: take charge of your life, it’s your responsibility, YOU are the only one to blame or be congratulated for your failures or successes… If you feel you still require a skill to have what you want, wish or dream of, then don’t crack your head, you have the ability tolearn… Choose wisely. YOUR DESTINY should be YOUR CHOICE!!!