Remove the SSL security layer to unleash meaningful conversations.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
Published in
5 min readFeb 26

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“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”

Karl A. Menniger

I listen to her just to answer. As we are having conversations, I am thinking about the next move. I am digging deep into my bag of complaints to respond. Then she fights back.

Five minutes later, our conversation turned into a verbal game. Finally, we are ready to punch each other with some prepared lines.

Yes, we all have been there. The story is about my partner. It can also be with our parents or colleagues at the office. We have two ears and one mouth. Yet we are quick to answer.

A study showed that the velocity of our answers is more significant than the speed of light. Well, that is not entirely true. Yet that is the feeling I have.

Before we get to the wrong side of SSL, let’s see why we need SSL in the first place.


Bear with me. You will thank me later.

What the hell is SSL?

I am glad you (did not) ask.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. The protocol is widely used in applications such as email, instant messaging, and voice-over IP, but its use in securing HTTPS remains the most publicly visible. […] builds on the now-deprecated SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) specifications.

Transport Layer Security — Wikipedia (2023, January 16).

SSL certificates ensure secure connections between you and any machine on the internet so that nobody is getting between you and your Amazon Prime convulsive purchase. Just kidding. I am not a compulsive Amazon Prime user.

In the computer world, SSL creates trusty connections in a safe and secure environment where two computers can exchange bits meaningfully.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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