TLS vs SSL vs HTTPS – Comparison

Timeline for SSL and TLS versions

DefinitionSSL stands for ‘Secure Sockets Layer’. A protocol created by Netscape.
TLS Stands for ‘Transport Layer Security’HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP: HyperText Transfer Protocol.
What It IsThe first cryptographic protocol developed in 1995.The successor of SSL that’s more secure.The secure version of HTTP.
VersionsSSL 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0.TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3.There are no versions of HTTPS.
UseNo longer in use.Currently used, but TLS 1.0 & 1.1 to be deprecated in early 2020.Browsers mark sites that don’t use HTTPS as “not secure.”

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