AmiSSL 5.10 Released: enhancing security and connectivity

AmiSSL, short for “Amiga Secure Sockets Layer,” was introduced to address the glaring security gaps in AmigaOS (originally created by Andrija Antonijevic in 1999). It offers the essential encryption protocols required for secure communication over the internet. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and its successor TLS (Transport Layer Security) are cryptographic protocols that establish a secure connection between a client and a server, ensuring that data exchanged between them remains confidential and integral. The integration of AmiSSL into AmigaOS enabled secure communication for applications running on the platform. This was particularly crucial for applications dealing with sensitive information such as passwords, financial transactions, and personal data. With AmiSSL, Amiga users can now engage in online activities with confidence, knowing that their data was protected from eavesdropping and tampering. AmiSSL enables the possible development of more modern web browsers for AmigaOS, allowing users to access websites that utilized the HTTPS protocol. This was a significant advancement, as many websites transitioned to HTTPS to ensure secure browsing. Furthermore, AmiSSL enabled secure email communication by supporting encrypted POP3, IMAP, and SMTP connections, safeguarding sensitive email contents from potential interception. The new update offers several improvements and fixes urgent 3 vulnerabilities.

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