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All you need to know about SSL

January 20, 2016 Vinícius Muniz

All you need to know about SSL

The SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and it is a global standard developed by Netscape in security technology by the year 1994. This pattern has the ability to create an encrypted channel between a web server and a browser is called browser to ensure that all transmitted data is confidential and secure. Probably you are one of millions of consumers to easily recognize the “golden padlock” that appears in browsers when accessing a secure website. Know that when you choose to activa...

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SSL 3.0 Protocol Vulnerability and POODLE Attack

October 22, 2014 Diogo Toscano
Systems Affected All systems and applications utilizing the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 with cipher-block chaining (CBC) mode ciphers may be vulnerable. However, the POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack demonstrates this vulnerability using web browsers and web servers, which is one of the most likely exploitation scenarios. Overview Hoo.st is aware of a design vulnerability found in the way SSL 3.0 handles block cipher mode padding. The POODLE attack demonstrates ho...

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Heartbleed Bug – OpenSSL Vulnerability Affecting Internet Community

April 11, 2014 Diogo Toscano

Heartbleed Bug – OpenSSL Vulnerability Affecting Internet Community

Summary The Heartbleed bug (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbleed_bug) is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1.f. This vulnerability allows an attacker to read chunks of memory from servers and clients that connect using SSL through a flaw in OpenSSL’s implementation of the heartbeat extension. OpenSSL provides critical functionality in the internet ecosystem, and therefore vulnerabilities, such as Heartbleed, have a significant impact on digital communications and thei...

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