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SSL After The Heartbleed
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5/29/2014 | 10:27:14 PM
Re: SSL and the Fallacies
@theb0x - agreed.  Love: TCP MAC option.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-bittau-tcp-crypt-04#page-39
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theb0x,
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5/29/2014 | 8:51:59 PM
Re: SSL and the Fallacies
I would like to see more development in something like tcpcrypt.
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5/28/2014 | 2:59:20 PM
Ugh
I kind of hate SSL. It's not exactly the technology that I hate. It's the faith people put in it. I think people think it's way better than it is, and I don't think we've done a very good job of telling the general public about what it really is and isn't. It's just "the browser bar is green, so you're perfectly safe, always, everywhere." I think most people give it too much credit.
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5/28/2014 | 4:37:00 AM
SSL and the Fallacies
Those familiar with the Fallacies of Distributed Computing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacies_of_Distributed_Computing] may give pause to the statement "'always-on' SSL, the notion of encrypting everything, is what we should strive for".

As with any technology, the more encryption you lay over it, the harder cyber-criminals will work to crack it, from tricking users to accept a bad certificate, obtaining valid certificates and using them maliciously, SSLStrip (stripping away the S in HTTPS and dropping the using into masked HTTP), cracking SSL keys, to side-channel attacks like Browser Reconnaissance and Exfiltration via Adaptive Compression of Hypertext [BREACH] which leverages compression and takes advantage of HTTP responses, which are compressed using mechanisms such as gzip; SSL will always be under attack.

Let's see some thoughtful and innovative approaches to the social side of the security and privacy problem first, before we simply throw more tech (or money) at it. 


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