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Gone in 30 seconds: New attack plucks secrets from HTTPS-protected pages

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Gone in 30 seconds: New attack plucks secrets from HTTPS-protected pages

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Exploit called BREACH bypasses the SSL crypto scheme protecting millions of sites.


by Dan Goodin - Aug 1 2013, 11:30am EST


The HTTPS cryptographic scheme, which protects millions of websites, is susceptible to a new attack that allows hackers to pluck e-mail addresses and certain types of security credentials out of encrypted pages, often in as little as 30 seconds.

The technique, scheduled to be demonstrated Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, decodes encrypted data that online banks and e-commerce sites send in responses that are protected by the widely used transport layer security (TLS) and secure sockets layer (SSL) protocols. The attack can extract specific pieces of data, such as social security numbers, e-mail addresses, certain types of security tokens, and password-reset links. It works against all versions of TLS and SSL regardless of the encryption algorithm or cipher that's used.

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