Irregular Expressions

Sep 20 2011   8:47PM GMT

BEAST Part – 2



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
Tags:
tls beast
tls hack
tls v1 vulnerability
tls vulnerability

The basic premise of the attack that BEAST will preform is a chosen plain text attack.  A chosen plain text is a type of crypto attack that the attacker is in a position to feed text in to the cypher then analyze the output.  This allows the attacker to gain a good understanding of the crypto system and even deduce the key.

Everything I have found says that this has been in TLS since it’s initial release, but was considered too difficult.  Also It does not exist in the later releases.

The best advice I can give is for everyone to move off of it.

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