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Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing by Robert W. Beggs

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Attacking Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), are cryptographic protocols used to provide secure communications across the Internet. These protocols have been widely used in secure applications such as Internet messaging and e-mail, web browsing, and voice-over-IP.

These protocols are ubiquitous across the Internet, however, they originated in the mid-1990s and are increasingly coming under attack as they age. SSL Version 2.0 (Version 1.0 was never publicly released) contains a significant number of flaws that can be exploited, such as poor key control and a weakness to man-in-the middle attacks. Although most users have implemented Version 3.0 of that protocol or newer versions of ...

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