1. Create a filter to filter for HTTP traffic to and from your machine.


2. Explain what the functions Get, Request, Response, POST and HTTP Payload are responsible for. (1 paragraph)

GET demonstrates the getting of the request or command that was utilized, the method http.request.method == “POST” is the presentation channel of Wireshark is utilized to just show POST requests. Wireshark can read application layer traffic as a result of the dissector plugins that have been composed that permits Wireshark to take a gander at the data payload of a Layer 4 protocol and decipher it i.e. in the event that there is TCP traffic bound to port 80, Wireshark will figure this is HTTP traffic and will then load the HTTP dissector plugin to examine the data and give you a prepared result. Request method is utilized to make requests from a machine to a server, Response is the result of that Request.

3. Discuss HTTP version.  i.e., differences in HTTP 1.0 versus HTTP 1.1(1 paragraphs)

At the point when the browser receives and renders HTML, it sends new request to get any resource the HTML focuses to (e.g. pictures). HTTP 1.1 likewise permits you to have persevering connections which implies that you can have more than one request/response on the same HTTP connection where as in HTTP 1.0 you needed to open another connection for every request/response pair. Furthermore, after every response the connection would be shut. This lead to some huge effectiveness issues in light of TCP Slow Start. In HTTP 1.0 every request makes new TCP connection, while in HTTP 1.1 the browser makes one TCP connection and sends numerous requests through it. HTTP 1.1 has a required Host header by spec.

Though, HTTP 1.0 does not authoritatively require a Host header, but rather it doesn’t hurt to include one, and numerous applications (intermediaries) hope to see the Host header paying little mind to the protocol variant. HTTP 1.0 had support for reserving by means of the header: If-Modified-Since. While HTTP 1.1 develops the using so as to reserve bolster a great deal something many refer to as ‘entity tag’. In the event that 2 resources are the same, then they will have the same entity tags. HTTP/1.1 presents the OPTIONS method. A HTTP customer can utilize this method to decide the capacities of the HTTP server. In spite of the fact that it is not all that much utilized today, the vast majority of this data is gone on server responses.

4. Log in to a secure website, capture TLS traffic, and discuss the packet. Pay attention to the OCSP protocol and discuss in detail what it is used for, and the client/server handshake. (Screenshot & 2 paragraphs)


TLS Traffic fundamentally contains the CLIENTHELLO and SERVERHELLO trade. The captures taken above where a session has been continued. In a perfect world, it is guaranteed that any capture either an) is of packets identified with a completely new gadget uniting or b) where a gadget that has as of now already settled a session is utilized, it is utilized after an impressive time after the last session was set up.

The SSL/TLS protocols are generally used to secure traffic by encoding it. Since the traffic is scrambled, traffic auditors can’t decide the substance of the traffic. The lower layer is stacked on top of TCP, as it is a connection-situated and solid transport layer protocol. This layer comprises essentially of the TLS Record Protocol. One thing to note is that every piece is stuffed into a structure that does not protect customer message limits, implying that numerous messages of the same sort may be blended into a solitary structure.

Handshake Protocol: It permits the associates to verify one another and to arrange a figure suite and different parameters of the connection. This is the most complex sub-protocol inside of TLS. The determination concentrates basically on this, since it handles all the apparatus important to set up a safe connection. The graph underneath demonstrates the general structure of Handshake Protocol messages. There are 10 handshake message sorts in the TLS detail


OCSP is a path for programs that utilization X.509 certificates, (for example, anything utilizing SSL, similar to web browsers for https: URLs) to check whether a certificate has been renounced in light of the fact that it was traded off. It is a trade for Certificate Revocation Lists. Rather than downloading an (extremely gigantic) rundown of all repudiated certificates for every root certificate, a remote server can be questioned for simply the status of a particular certificate.

At the point when a client endeavors to get to a server, OCSP sends a request for certificate status data. The server sends back a response of “current”, “expired,” or “unknown.” The protocol determines the language structure for correspondence between the server which contains the certificate status and the customer application which is educated of that status. OCSP permits clients with expired certificates an effortlessness period, so they can get to servers temporarily before recharging.

5.      Explain the importance of using a recognizable Certificate Authority. Explain the benefits of using an EV SSL Certificate.

Extended Validation certificates are expected to demonstrate the client all the more noticeably the establishment to which they were issued. The specialized parts of the certificates themselves is consolidated with visual signs in the client interface of the application checking them: the green bar and an obvious name alongside the area bar in the browser. At the point when your website has an EV SSL Certificate, your clients or clients can be certain about executing in a security-empowered environment. EV SSL Certificate join all the security traits of SSL with some best in class highlights.

Late forms of browsers empower clients to instantly recognize a verified website through the green address bar on the browser. The website’s security status is likewise shown nearby, with the tag rotating between the identity and area of the confirmed entity, and the CA that gave the validation. Moving a mouse over the security status bar will likewise uncover useful data about the organization working the website. Extended Validation, or EV SSL, increases present expectations on standard SSL validation processes, joining a percentage of the most astounding standards in identity certification to set up the authenticity of online substances.

Certificate Authorities put candidate websites through thorough assessment techniques and careful documentation checks to affirm their credibility and possession. This precise confirmation process, otherwise called the Extended Validation Standard, depends on an arrangement of rules endorsed for CAs to hold fast to when they receive a request for a digital certificate from an association or business entity.


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