CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q1011

Which of the following transportation encryption protocols should be used to ensure maximum security between a web browser and a web server?

A. SSLv2
B. SSHv1
C. RSA
D. TLS

Correct Answer: D
Section: Cryptography

Explanation:
HTTP Secure HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is the protocol used for “secure” web pages that users should see when they must enter personal information such as credit card numbers,
passwords, and other identifiers. It combines HTTP with SSL/TLS to provide encrypted communication.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a security protocol that expands upon SSL. Many industry analysts predict that TLS will replace SSL, and it is also referred to as SSL 3.1.

Incorrect Answers:
A: SSLv2 is not as secure as TLS(also known as SSL 3.1).
B: Secure Shell, or SSH, is not used to secure browser sessions. SSH is a cryptographic (encrypted) network protocol for initiating text-based shell sessions on remote machines in a
secure way.
C: RSA is not used to encrypt browser sessions.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 252, 268-269, 271