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Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Gilberto Nájera-Gutiérrez

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Obtaining SSL and TLS information with SSLScan

We, at a certain level, used to assume that when a connection uses HTTPS with SSL or TLS encryption, it is secured and any attacker that intercepts it will only receive a series of meaningless numbers. Well, this may not be absolutely true; the HTTPS servers need to be correctly configured to provide a strong layer of encryption and protect users from MiTM attacks or cryptanalysis. A number of vulnerabilities in implementation and design of SSL protocol have been discovered; thus, making the testing of secure connections mandatory in any web application penetration test.

In this recipe, we will use SSLScan, a tool included in Kali Linux, to analyze the configuration (from the client's perspective) ...

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