Jul 26 2012, 12:12 AM
I just wondered what effect the 'Scan SSL' option has on the security/privacy of my SSL connection data, if any? I notice that each site's certificate is verified by Bitdefender, and encrypted with Camellia-256. Is this as secure and private as the 'original' connection would have been?
I don't really want to disable the SSL scan option as I think its features are useful, but I'm a bit uneasy about the security. I notice that even if I whitelist a site, it is still using the modified certificate. Is there any way to prevent this?
Jul 30 2012, 04:11 PM
The scan SSL feature is used to scan encrypted connections like websites that start with HTTPS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure
In order to do this, a local certificate is used by our product.
Regarding Camellia-256, you can read here all the details:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_%28cipher%29
Also, you must know that not all websites and connection support this technology and you receive a certificate error, we recommend you to temporary turn Scan SSL, make all the operations and then turn it on.
Jul 31 2012, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the update. What effect does this have on the encrypted data that is sent over the 'net? Is the data still encrypted using the original cipher?
Aug 1 2012, 02:48 PM
Yes Jim, the data will remain encrypted even after turning that option off. You don;t have to worry, it won't affect the overall protection.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns.
Have a great day!