SSL settings in Google Chrome

The SSL, expanded as Secure Socket Layer is one among the types of Internet Protocols used by most of the web sites for purpose of Data Encryption and Transmission of sensitive information such as user Passwords, Account Information, credit card details etc.

The Google Chrome browser’s SSL settings have been designed to incorporate most of the Security options required to secure your data. The security for SSL Settings in Google chrome browser have been set to moderate, not so high or not so low so if you do not want to change these SSL settings unless you find a specific reason, leave them as it is. The following steps show you how to access the SSL settings in Google Chrome.

NOTE: - A web site can be called as an SSL-secured web site, if it has http in its Address or the URL.

1) On the Toolbar of your browser, click on the wrench icon and then from the drop down list, click on Options.

2) In the Google Chrome Options window thus opened, select Under the Hood panel.

3) In Under the Hood panel, under the Security category, do any of the following

a. Click on the Manage certificates button. This will open up the Certificates window. In the Certificates window, you can Export, Remove and Import your SSL Security certificates.

b. To configure the computer-wide SSL settings, do the following.

i. Select the checkbox that says Use SSL 2.0. Some of the web sites require their visitors to use this type of setting even though it is an amateur version of the SSL protocol. Select this option only if you think a web site is genuine.

ii. For gaining additional security, select the checkbox that says Check for certificate revocation. If you enable this setting, the web site’s certificate validity will be verified for extra security. A third party distributer revokes a web site’s certificate if it is found to be a stolen or a compromised one.

So, this is how you can configure the SSL settings in Google Chrome web browser.

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