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Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications

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Most applications these days are at least somewhat network aware, but how do you protect those applications against common network security threats? Many developers are turning to OpenSSL, an open source version of SSL/TLS, which is the most widely used protocol for secure network communications.

The OpenSSL library is seeing widespread adoption for web sites that require c
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Paperback, 386 pages
Published June 24th 2002 by O'Reilly Media (first published June 15th 2002)
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Jared
This book unfortunately contains the best documentation I've been able to find on the OpenSSL cryptographic libraries and using many of the OpenSSL tools. I say "unfortunately", because the book was written in 2002, so it's pretty dated in the world of programming. OpenSSL has changed quite a bit since the time of writing.

Nevertheless, it's still better than the awful OpenSSL documentation online (including the documentation on the OpenSSL website). I have loaned it to several of the developers
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An excellent collection of documentation--sadly, rather out of date now. Perhaps the best available book on the subject, but in dire need of an update.
Allyn
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
If you need to write OpenSSL code, this is a good start even if it's an older book. If the documentation for OpenSSL was ever finished this wouldn't be needed.
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