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cipher strengh in internet explorer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vinayagam, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. vinayagam

    vinayagam Thread Starter

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    hai everybody,
    i want to know, whether increasing the cipher strength in an internet explorer improves the browsing speed of the browser.

    if yes, how will it improve the speed of the browser

    if no ,what is the use of increasing cipher strength

    please reply me as early as possible


    thank you
     
  2. columbo

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    Hi,

    To the best of my knowledge, increased cipher-strength (high-encryption browser) won't do anything to improve the speed of your browser. What it WILL do is give you access to certain webpages that you couldn't access with a lower-encryption browser (many bank/financial sites require a high-encryption browser in order to access them).

    Cipher-strength is really just the ability of a cipher (essentially a set of keys to exchange information back and forth) to withstand being "broken". If one takes a plaintext document, then uses a "key" to transform it into ciphertext, they can then send it to the intended recipient, with less of a risk of the document being intercepted and viewed (by a third-party).

    This site has more info: Cryptography explained

    If you want to increase your browser speed, try typing in "internet explorer" + "tweaks" into a search engine, like Google or Yahoo.

    Columbo
     
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