How TLS Protects Your Web Activity

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What is TLS?

How Does TLS Work

  1. A symmetric encryption algorithm (such as AES)
  2. An asymmetric encryption algorithm (such as RSA)
  3. A Message Authentication Code (MAC), used to authenticate messages
  1. Along with the public key, the server sends a message encrypted with the private key to prove that the two keys are indeed pairs. The message contains a string known as the DH parameter.
  2. Instead of the client generating the pre-master secret randomly, both the server and client use the DH parameter to generate it.





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