Openssl

Encryption Tools/ Services


What is OpenSSL?
This is not strictly speaking a ‘hacking tool’ rather it is a project (called the ‘OpenSSL Project’) which aims to combine a fully commercial solution to providing cybersecurity professionals with a way to install a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols. This project has a huge and very loyal following – so if you are looking for an SSL Solution then look no further.

Is OpenSSL Free?
Yes. OpenSSL is free.

Does OpenSSL Work on all Operating Systems?
OpenSSL works on Most Unix-like operating systems including Solaris, MAC OS X and the 4 open source BSD operating systems. It also works for OpenVMS and Microsft Windows.

What are the Typical Uses for OpenSSL?
OpenSSL is primarily used to create your own Certification Authority (CA) with which you can generate certificate to be used in other programs. This tool also let users to connect to a https service, generate random strings or numbers, online verification of certificates using the command line, extract information from a certificate, benchmark with OpenSSL, gerate a MD5 hash and benchmark remote connections.



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