OpenSSL

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Tool and Usage

Project details
Inception
LicenseMulti-license
Programming languageC
Latest release1.1.1 []

Project health

81
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Why this tool?

This popular toolkit is used by many systems. It provides options like encryption and hashing of data, integrity testing, and digital certificates and signatures. Many software applications use the toolkit to provide support for these functions. OpenSSL also has a client utility that can be used on the command line to test, decrypt and encrypt data, and create certificates.

Usage and audience

OpenSSL is commonly used for certificate management or data encryption. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.

Features

  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known library

Weaknesses

  • - Major vulnerabilities in the past

Installation

Supported operating systems

OpenSSL is known to work on all platforms.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a cryptography library, data encryption tool, data integrity tool, and data signing tool.