SSL and TLS: Theory and Practice, Second Edition

A book published by Artech House Publishers in the Information Security and Privacy Series

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Rolf Oppliger, Ph.D.
eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger
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Aims and Scope

This book provides a comprehensive overview and discussion of the SSL/TLS and DTLS protocols, and specifically addresses their security. This includes the most recent attacks against the SSL/TLS protocols that have made press headlines (e.g., BEAST, CRIME, Lucky 13, POODLE, FREAK, Logjam, ... ). The book also addresses related topics, like TLS extensions, firewall traversal, as well as public key certificates and Internet PKI.

Target Audience

The book is intended for anyone who has a basic understanding of cryptography and TCP/IP networking, and who wants to learn more about the SSL/TLS and DTLS protocols and their proper use. It speaks to both theorists and practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. SSL Protocol
3. TLS Protocol
4. DTLS Protocol
5. Firewall Traversal
6. Public Key Certificates and Internet PKI
7. Concluding Remarks
Registered TLS Cipher Suites
Padding Oracle Attacks
Abbreviations and Acronyms
About the Author


Errata List


Additional Material

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