Test your knowledge of SSL with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answers. If you get them all correct, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!
1.) This protocol ensures privacy between communicating applications and their users on the
Internet and is the successor to SSL.
2.) This Web protocol, which was developed by Netscape and built into its browser, encrypts and
decrypts user page requests as well as the pages that are returned by the Web server.
3.) This device allows you to provide remote access to users without having to load software
a. SSL VPN
b. IPsec VPN
c. security token
d. network scanner
4.) Which layer of TLS allows the server and client to authenticate each other and to negotiate
an encryption algorithm and cryptographic keys before data is exchanged?
a. Passive File Transfer Program
b. Record Protocol
c. Pseudonymous Profile
d. Handshake Protocol
5.) This device, which supports Secure Sockets Layer, is used to generate encryption keys for
secure transactions on e-commerce Web sites.
b. server accelerator card
d. key fob
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3.) a. SSL
Learn more about SSL and VPNs in this Ask the Expert Q&A, The necessity of a VPN when providing remote connection via SSL.
This was first published in December 2003