Taming the Beast (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS)

Two researchers recently discovered a known vulnerability that existed in CBC based ciphers, but was considered theoretically impractical, until then. This vulnerability exists in all CBC based ciphers used in SSL V3/TLS 1.0. The researchers Juliano Rizzo and Thai Duong demonstrated proof-of-concept code called BEAST (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS) at the Ekoparty security conference held…

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Support for SSL/TLS protocols on Windows

***********Updated on 19th August 2016*********** Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and its successor Transport Layer Security (TLS) are protocols which use cryptographic algorithms to secure the communication between 2 entities. It is just a secure layer running on top of HTTP.   SSL Handshake Protocol SSL Change Cipher Spec Protocol SSL Alert Protocol HTTP SSL Record…

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