Dissecting TLS Using Wireshark

The primary goal of the Transport Layer Security protocol as defined in RFC 2246 (TLS version 1.0) is “to provide privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications.” The TLS protocol ensures this by encrypting data so that any third party is unable to intercept the communication; it also authenticates…

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Are Algorithms Better Than Humans?

We make decisions on a daily basis; sometimes those decisions are good, and sometimes they aren’t. Decisions can be hasty and impulsive, or made after vast amounts of data have been analyzed. This is part of being human, and hopefully, we learn from the decisions we make. We often look…

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The Impact of Web Caching

Try to remember something that happened on your last vacation. How long did it take you to recall? Now, try to remember it again. You were probably able to recall it faster the second time— but, why? This is because as soon as you recalled the event the first time,…

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