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Now that SSL has been cracked, watch out
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Oct 2011, 00:00    Post_subject:  Now that SSL has been cracked, watch out  

passing on from Opensuse, think this is the appropriate area.



Ever since rumors started to spread about Thai Duong and Juliano Rizzo's BEAST attack against SSL/TLS <http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/red-alert-https-has-been-hacked-174025>, onlookers have fretted as to just how serious a threat it poses. In a nutshell, the attack is serious -- though for the time being, it's difficult to pull off because a would-be attacker has to work pretty hard to ensure that the target meets multiple preconditions. Unfortunately, the tools to pull off the attack are certain to evolve -- and many IT organizations aren't even taking the simple, necessary steps to protect themselves today.

The mere fact that the attack can be successful at all is significant. SSL/TLS is a VPN technology. VPNs are, by definition, supposed to keep your information safe even when it's being transmitted via an insecure network medium and a malicious party can intercept your protected traffic. The BEAST attack somewhat breaks SSL/TLS's VPN protections. In this sense, it's fairly important. With the right preconditions, a cyber criminal can steal your protected HTTPS cookie, which then essentially allows him or her to highjack your active HTTPS session. Make no mistake about it: The BEAST attack works as claimed.



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PostPosted: Sat 08 Oct 2011, 15:57    Post_subject:  

Good you told us about this.
I use Google Search on Puppy Forum
not an ideal solution though
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