Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with IE 7

This section describes how IE (Internet Explorer) 7 shows a lock icon when you visit an 'https' Web site to provide you more security related information.

As I mentioned in the previous section, if a Web site wants to encrypt communication messages with your browser, it will enable the SSL protocol and use "https" as part of their Web address.

If you go to a Web site that provides online services, I am sure that you will see "https" in the Web address field starting on the log in page. This indicates that Web site uses SSL protocol to encrypt all information you send and receive on this server.

If you are using IE (Internet Explorer) 7, it will display an extra lock icon next to the Web address field when you are connecting to an "https" Web site. The picture below shows the "https" Web address and the lock icon when you use IE 7 to visit the Yahoo log in page: "https://login.yahoo.com":

Microsoft IE 7 - Lock Icon on HTTPS Address
Microsoft IE 7 - Lock Icon on HTTPS Address

If you click the lock icon, IE will provide you more information on security related to this Web site.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 Cryptography Basic Concepts

 Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)

 Introduction to DES Algorithm

 DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs

 DES Algorithm Java Implementation

 DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE

 DES Encryption Operation Modes

 DES in Stream Cipher Modes

 PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt

 Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher

 Secret Key Generation and Management

 Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption

 Introduction of RSA Algorithm

 RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class

 Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)

 Java Default Implementation of DSA

 Private key and Public Key Pair Generation

 PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

 Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption

 MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm

 OpenSSL Introduction and Installation

 OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys

 OpenSSL Managing Certificates

 OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR

 OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path

 "keytool" and "keystore" from JDK

 "OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"

 Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files

 Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats

 Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"

 Using Certificates in IE

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Using Certificates in Firefox

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with Chrome 24

 Outdated: Visiting an "https" Web Site with Firefox 18

 Outdated: Managing Certificates in Firefox 18

 Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with Firefox 3

 Outdated: Managing Certificates in IE 9

Outdated: Visiting "https" Web Site with IE 7


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