What is SSL 256 secured?

Bangladesh
October 11, 2008 11:44pm CST
In many website i noticed that it's SSL secured/SSL 256 secured. I don't know what is SSL. My friends can you tel me that what is SSL secured?
2 responses
@loxion (1551)
• India
12 Oct 08
ssl"secure socket layer" is a protocol(communicationinternet language) designed to enable applications to transmit information back and forth securely.Applications that use the ssl protocol(communication language) inherently know how to give and receive encryption keys with other applications web browsers automatically notify users when the connection are secure.This is mostly used when transfering valuable information like when you open a paypal account it direct you over ssl page meaning a secured page and nobody can steal you information
• Bangladesh
12 Oct 08
Thanx for your informative answer. It help me & others who don't know about it. Thanx again.
• India
13 Oct 08
SSL stands for "Secure Sockets Layer". In the earlier days of the World Wide Web, 40 bit keys were used. Each bit could contain a one or a zero --which meant there were 240 different keys available. That's a little over one trillion distinct keys. Secure Sockets Layer is a protocol designed to designed to enable applications to transmit information back and forth securely. Applications that use the Secure Sockets Layer protocol inherently know how to give and receive encryption keys with other applications, as well as how to encrypt and decrypt data sent between the two. Some applications that are configured to run SSL include web browsers like Internet Explorer and Netscape, email programs like GroupWise, Outlook, and Outlook Express, SFTP programs, etc. hese programs are automatically able to receive SSL connections. keep posting take care and have fun..