Tag Archive | "ssl vulnerability"


16 October 2014 | 3,078 views

Everything You Need To Know About POODLE SSLv3 Vulnerability

So yah, it’s been quite a year – not long after Heartbleed and then Shellshock we now have POODLE SSLv3 vulnerability. Yes, that’s right – POODLE. It is actually an acronym this time though, yay (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy). Is it a huge risk? Not really as it doesn’t allow any type of remote [...]

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11 August 2010 | 5,940 views

Microsoft Fixes SSL Spoofing Renegotiation Bug

Well this flaw was first publicized in November last year, it was successfully used against Twitter in the same month. IETF completed the SSL vulnerability fix in January this year and now in August – 10 months after the original release of the flaw – Microsoft has stepped up and fixed it. The fix is [...]

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05 March 2010 | 10,226 views

Boffins Crack OpenSSL Library Using Power Fluctuations

Now this is a very interesting technique, as far as I know I’ve not seen anything similar to this before. It’s like a rather bizarre meld of hardware hacking and software exploitation using cryptographic algorithm cracking techniques. Some rather smart fellas have found a way to extract the private SSL key from a device by [...]

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19 January 2010 | 6,390 views

IETF Completes Vulnerability Fix For SSL Renegotiation Bug

You should remember the SSL Renegotiation bug from last year that was used to successfully attack twitter. Finally IETF have come out with a fix for the issue, it’s natural it has taken some time as it’s a flaw in the actual protocol itself not in any specific implementation (which is usually the case). The [...]

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16 November 2009 | 32,449 views

SSL Renegotiation Bug Succesfully Used To Attack Twitter

When this SSL Renegotiation bug hit the news, most people said it was a theoretical attack and was of no practical use in the real world. But then people tend to say that about most things don’t they until they get pwned up the face. It turns out the rather obscure SSL flaw can be [...]

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