Crypto security between clients and servers on the Internet often rely on Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. Today’s protocols evolved from Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Many people still use the acronym SSL when referring to TLS.
Steven Levy’s book Crypto provides an entertaining history of public-key cryptography and SSL through 2001.
Transport Layer Security (called both TLS and SSL) combines public key secret sharing with a secret key cipher to protect a connection.
Video notes: cys.me/vid/c04.
Video #5 shows how we detect alterations in messages using hash functions vimeo.com/199836576
The previous video explains secret sharing with public key crypto vimeo.com/197452327
See the entire Cryptosmith series in its album vimeo.com/album/4229550
Last updated: 13 March 2017