Author Topic: SSL  (Read 1809 times)

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ritt45

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SSL
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:03:27 PM »
When i purchased AVAST and clicked on the link to install it (via email) it mentioned that I should change the SSL.  I'm leary about doing this because the ISP (PEAK.ORG) is changing to a Google format. I have used Outlet as my email handler, now it is going to be gmail.  So my question is what does the SSL do and the the risks with changing the access program?

Offline Pondus

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Re: SSL
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 07:18:46 PM »
i am guessing what happend is that avast detected that your mail account is using SSL connnection, and popped up the warning to tell you it can not scan SSL accounts.

you now have two choises..... ignore and turn off the SSL warning in mail shiedl settings...
or sett up avast and your mail client to be able to scan your SSL account...

you say you are going to use Gmail......
google protect all Gmail accounts with postini spam/virus filter using two AV engines fom Authentium and McAfee



if you also want avast to do it.....this is how

avast! 7.x: Some e-mails are not scanned by the Mail Shield
https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1384&nav=0,64

avast! 7.x: Some e-mails handled by MS Outlook are no longer scanned by the Mail Shield in avast! 7.0.1473 (or higher)
https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1443&nav=0,64


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So my question is what does the SSL do and the the risks with changing the access program?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer


« Last Edit: January 07, 2013, 08:01:28 PM by Pondus »

Squabble

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Re: SSL
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 09:38:21 AM »
Hi. I think this is well wqriten and easy to understand

"SSL-Short for Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data − a public key known to everyone and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites use the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http" - webopedia
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