Implementing SSL / TLS Using Cryptography and PKI

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John Wiley and Sons, Jan 7, 2011 - Computers - 704 pages
Hands-on, practical guide to implementing SSL and TLS protocols for Internet security

If you are a network professional who knows C programming, this practical book is for you. Focused on how to implement Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), this book guides you through all necessary steps, whether or not you have a working knowledge of cryptography. The book covers SSLv2, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.2, including implementations of the relevant cryptographic protocols, secure hashing, certificate parsing, certificate generation, and more.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding Internet Security
  • Protecting against Eavesdroppers with Symmetric Cryptography
  • Secure Key Exchange over an Insecure Medium with Public Key Cryptography
  • Authenticating Communications Using Digital Signatures
  • Creating a Network of Trust Using X.509 Certificates
  • A Usable, Secure Communications Protocol: Client-Side TLS
  • Adding Server-Side TLS 1.0 Support
  • Advanced SSL Topics
  • Adding TLS 1.2 Support to Your TLS Library
  • Other Applications of SSL
  • A Binary Representation of Integers: A Primer
  • Installing TCPDump and OpenSSL
  • Understanding the Pitfalls of SSLv2

Set up and launch a working implementation of SSL with this practical guide.

 

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Contents

Understanding Internet Security
1
Protecting Against Eavesdroppers with Symmetric Cryptography
29
Secure Key Exchange over an Insecure Medium with Public Key Cryptography
91
Authenticating Communications Using Digital Signatures
157
Creating a Network of Trust Using X 509 Certificates
221
ClientSide TLS
297
Adding ServerSide TLS 1 0 Support
381
Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Adding HTTPS
411
Advanced SSL Topics
415
Adding TLS 1 2 Support to Your TLS Library
479
Other Applications of SSL
543
A Primer
567
Appendix B Installing TCPDump and OpenSSL
573
Understanding the Pitfalls of SSLv2
579
Index
629
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About the author (2011)

Joshua Davies is a principal architect for Travelocity.com, responsible for the architecture of the main Web site with a focus on networking and security. Previously, he designed distributed systems for AT&T, Digex, and the Mexican telecommunications giant Pegaso.

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