This is how HTTPS works

Isaac Lyman on August 30, 2018

Most people are familiar with the http:// that begins web site URLs. And some may have noticed that any website with a login form or sensitive info... [Read Full]
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That is a very good article.
It is definitely worth a read if you want to understand how security is handled over the internet.

I will highlight it on one of my articles where I talked very quickly about Man in the Middle.

Well done. :clap:


RSA, asymmetric encryption, can be used for secret key exchange too. I am not sure when it is favoured over Diffie-Hellman and who decides on that though.

It would be great if someone could shed some light on that :)


Plot twist: Criminals are perfectly allowed to get a public key for any domain they want, so you cannot be sure either way. More sophisticated certificates show the name of the owner in your address bar - but would YOU be able to see that the current website belongs to Goog1e instead of Google?


I called but they didn't show up. I guess after 40 years in the workforce they decided to retire.


This is a SUPERB explanation and one I enjoyed very much! Thank you!


Great Great Great Explanation 👏👏👏👏


Thanks Isaac! Love the analogy and makes it clearer.


Excellent explanation 👍! Thank you very much! Every web developer should know how this algorithm works!

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