IB SSL box

Discussion in 'Interactive Brokers' started by AAAintheBeltway, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. I noticed the IB sign in screen has a box for SSL. I assume that is secure sockets layer. I thought all these broker platforms used that routinely, guess not. Should this be checked? Any reason not to use it?
  2. def

    def Sponsor

    SSL will create a slight delay in speed and thus clients are offered the choice of increased security vs speed when transmitting orders.
  3. Thanks def. How slight a delay?
  4. def

    def Sponsor

    I'm not an expert on this but I've read others say around 30 milliseconds. This number is just a recollection so if someone else knows please chime in.

    You login information is encrypted under any choice. You can be the judge of whether or not there is a chance someone will take the time to read your data and if there is any possible damage they can do.
  5. Finally, you have it. See this is IB and IB means it.