TLS Renegotiation Vulnerability

As many of you have already heard, there was a very serious vulnerability discovered in the TLS protocol that is used across the general internet to secure many many forms of communication, from the browser used to access banking online, to the protocols used to secure messaging servers.

The vulnerability itself is a design weakness found in the protocol's ability to renegotiate the encryption used in a session after a long-standing connection.

Here is a good write-up and links to some other information regarding the issue.

Stay tuned on this though - and expect many many patches and work-arounds to be issued by vendors.


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