How to Enable SSL 3.0

By Alizarin Black

Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is an Internet protocol for transferring private documents via the Internet. SSL uses two types of cryptography keys--a public and private key--for data encryption. Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome support SSL 3.0, and websites use SSL certificates to obtain information from users, such as financial information. You can enable SSL 3.0 on your Web browser to use the advanced security features not available in SSL 2.0.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Launch Mozilla Firefox.

Step 2

Click "Tools," and then click "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Advanced" and "Encryption" tabs and then check mark "Use SSL 3.0."

Step 4

Click "OK" to enable SSL 3.0 on Mozilla Firefox.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click "Tools" and then click "Internet Options."

Step 3

Click the "Advanced" tab.

Step 4

Scroll down until you reach "Security" and then check mark "Use SSL 3.0" to enable SSL 3.0 in Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome.

Step 2

Click the "Wrench" icon and then click "Options."

Step 3

Scroll down until you see "Network" and then click "Change Proxy Settings."

Step 4

Click the "Advanced" tab; scroll down until you see "Security."

Step 5

Check mark "Use SSL 3.0" and then click "OK" to enable SSL 3.0 in Google Chrome.