Chapter Review

This chapter covered a lot of web technologies that have been developed in response to challenges presented by the massive interconnectivity and data sharing available across the Internet and the World Wide Web. The need for an easy way to handle the complexities of encryption and decryption led to the development of the SSL protocol series and then the TLS series. This session-layer protocol allows for the addition of authentication and data integrity checking for all activities that occur at lower levels, including TCP/IP functionality. SSL/TLS provides seamless integration through SSL/TLS-aware software, alleviating the user from tedious setups and data manipulation.

The WWW has become a major forum for data exchange, and with ...

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