SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is a communications protocol used to transfer data securely between two computers over the Internet.

SSL takes advantage of encryption technology to ensure that unauthorized parties wouldn’t be able to use data even if they capture it during transmission.

Encrypted data is unusable, unless first converted to the original and intact form by processes called decryption.

After establishing an SSL connection, the receiving computer decrypts the data sent by sending computer and converts it into original form.

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