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SLL Flaw Found

A hole in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol could let a hacker commandeer your computer through rogue Web sites.

The flaw, found by two researchers, will be demonstrated this Friday at a security conference in South America. The researchers have proof-of-concept code called Browser Exploit Against SSL/TTS --known by the much cooler name BEAST --  that exploits the flaw.

Hackers could, once they figure out how it works, steal authentication tokens and then launch an array of attacks including phishing.

Some flaws are due to new software or upgrades. In this case, the flaw has been around since the very dawn of SSL time.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/21/2011 at 1:18 PM


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