Google reveals major flaw in outdated, but widely-used SSL protocol

    Date15 Oct 2014
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Google's Security Team revealed on Tuesday that the long obsolete, but still all too used, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 cryptographic protocol has a major security flaw. According to the team's Bodo M While SSL 3.0 has been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2, many TLS implementations have continued to be backwards compatible with SSL 3.0 to work with legacy systems for a smoother user experience.
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