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Bulletproof SSL and TLS: The Complete Guide to Deploying Secure Servers and Web Applications

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  7 reviews
SSL/TLS is the cornerstone of security on the Internet, but understanding it and using it are not simple tasks. Quite the contrary; mistakes are easy to make and can often fully compromise security. Bulletproof SSL and TLS is the first SSL book written with users in mind. It is the book you will want to read if you need to assess risks related to website encryption, manage ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published July 31st 2014 by Feisty Duck Ltd
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Kurt Kincaid
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I work extensively with certificates, TLS, PKI, etc. on a daily basis, and I have yet to encounter a book that even comes close to this one.

Ristic updates the book frequently with new and updated information. There are many examples of the various points and concepts, all with enough detail and explanation to go beyond and take things your own direction as needed. The author is to be commended for bringing a complex and highly nuanced subjec
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Mark Hillick
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book - technical but also easy to follow with excellent descriptions, including all of the significant TLS/SSL attacks and vulnerabilities prior to publication.

Ivan is an incredible expert on the cryptography field and thankfully, unlike many experts, he writes clearly :)
Mayank
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Extremely well written. Very technical.
Dudley Grant
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting historical accounts of attacks. Not much on technical details, but grants the reader the knowledge of the frequency of various attack vectors.
Gustavo
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good explanation about what is SSL and how it works.
Jason Copenhaver
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great discussion of SSL and TLS. Covers enough of the historical context to help understand why things are the way they are. Covers all of the recent attacks and even has deployment recommendations that discuss performance and compatibility.
Andrew Douma
The 'about the author' section and realizing the time invested into compiling this reference should be sufficient for you to buy this book. I greatly enjoyed and frequently use the chapter on performance tuning TLS.
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