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    TLS vs SSL

    I have a very basic question about secure websites. All the secure websites I use say they are protected by "industry standard SSL." I thought that TLS replaced SSL technology. Are these websites just trying to avoid confusing their customers (people have heard of SSL but not TLS), or is SSL still in use?

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    You may be a little wiser after reading http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=ws.10).aspx but I was more concerned when I came across this article a few days ago and have done as it suggests https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...y/3009008.aspx

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    SSL is used by your browser - you get a padlock in the URL box and sometimes a nice green URL box. TLS is used by other programs, mainly mail. As most users only "see" the browser security, SSL is the thing most people hear about.

    cheers, Paul

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