SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and/or TLS (Transport Layer Security)

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Why can't I decrypt SSL traffic with the client's private key only?

I have found that I can decrypt SSL traffic in Wireshark with the server's private key. Why isn't the client's private key enough to decrypt SSL traffic?
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What does 2^77.1 calls presented in a SHA1 attack mean?

Regarding the SHA 1 deprecation, I found this information here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2013/11/12/security-advisory-2880823-recommendation-to-discontinue-use-of-sha-1.aspx I know ...
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SSL cipher suite: what does “export” mean?

I saw a cipher suite EXP-EDH-RSA-DES-CBC-SHA, EXP stands for export, How do I explain the "export"? What is the different between "EXP-EDH-RSA-DES-CBC-SHA" and "EDH-RSA-DES-CBC-SHA"?
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Password stolen on public wifi even though https was used [duplicate]

I saw this video where news reporter is in public place, and some security expert demonstrates to her that even though she logged in at page which was using https that guy got password in his ...
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Decrypting TLS in Wireshark when using DHE_RSA ciphersuites

How can I decrypt TLS messages when an ephemeral Diffie-Hellman ciphersuite is used? I am able to expose the premaster secret and master secret from the SSL Client. Using that, how to decrypt the ...
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Signed an executable; appears as unsigned on VMs?

I signed my binary with a certificate issued by GoDaddy. It seems that myself and everyone I could get to test it for me confirms that it is indeed signed (much like signtool verify) However, when I ...
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A future heartbleed bug? [on hold]

Checking out IBM.com and Google.com: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=ibm.com&s=172.230.109.66 Valid from Tue Sep 09 14:00:34 UTC 2014 ...
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Facebook drops SSL

I observed that sometimes my facebook https connection changes to http after using the site for a while. Is it possible for ISP or somebody in between to do such a thing by throttling the net speed ? ...
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Not replacing SSL cert on a rebuilt, formerly rooted Unix Server

If a server was rooted, to the point that we know a Perl script which creates a remote shell was placed on the filesystem remotely, and the server was rebuilt entirely, patching the original Apache ...
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What certificate attributes can I check to verify if an issuer is correct?

Apologies if this is a duplicate question. I thought I saw this discussed earlier but couldn't find the thread when searching. What attribute can I check to verify if I have the correct ...
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How will SHA1 deprecation affect internal CA's?

I am hearing that the SHA1 Deprecation notices from MS/CHROME only apply to certs that are a part of a public trusted root program. This makes one believe that IE will have new logic built in to allow ...
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Why the Websense blocks same site when used with http & not when used https? [on hold]

I have been working in a IT firm. I have access to some social sites. When I try to open site Links in mail (that are having http://), the websense prompts me that the access is blocked. However, when ...
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Security considerations for RESTlike HTTP API of an embedded system

I'm designing a HTTP service for an embedded device and wondering if the following security concept is good enough: SSL(Up to Version 3) is enabled by default, TLS is not by limitations of the ...
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What would cause a server to only send over 1 SSL certificate to a client?

We have a secure server that seems to only be sending over the identity certificate. Running the hostname through Qualys says that only 1 cert was provided. The intermediate had to be downloaded on ...
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Risk in buying an SSL cert from a not well-known party

Let's say I know a guy is selling an SSL cert at a very low price, assume they will generate a real and valid cert for me, since I need to submit my CSR to them and they pass to the CA, are there any ...
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Trying to understand why signatures in root certs “are not used”?

Taken from here: Don't worry if the root certificate uses SHA1; signatures on roots are not used (and Chrome won't warn about them. Why are the signatures not used? Are not root certificates ...
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How often should the DHE p and g factors be recycled?

I've been asked to enable DHE in our SMTP product. I'm stuck on this question: How often should the product regenerate its DHE p and g parameters? I've seen some implementations that use a cron job ...
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Is it possible to use certutil to export multiple certificates from a local client machine store, to a .p7b file? [migrated]

Is it possible to use certutil to export multiple certificates from a local client machine store, to a .p7b file? Scenario: We have a few legacy certificates based on some legacy templates (2012 R2). ...
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Is there any technical security reason not to buy the cheapest SSL certificate you can find?

While shopping for a basic SSL cert for my blog, I found that many of the more well known Certificat Authorities have an entry-level certificate (with less stringent validation of the purchaser's ...
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What role do hashes play in TLS/SSL certificate validation?

After coming across this question in the Hot Network Questions section and reading the related blog post by Google, I'm starting to become curious as to what role these hash functions play in TLS/SSL ...
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VPN Client - Addtional Security Layer or a Useless Feature

I have a corporate web portal which is used for staff collaboration including a web-based mail interface connected to MySQL Database, corporate calendar, file storage, customer contacts data with ...
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Does https prevent man in the middle attacks by proxy server?

There is a desktop client A connecting to website W in a https connection A --> W Somehow between A and W, there is a proxy G. A --> G --> W In this case, will G be able to get the ...
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Are all SSL Certificates equal?

After running a few tests from Qualsys' SSL Labs tool, I saw that there were quite significant rating differences between a GoDaddy and VeriSign certificate that I have tested against. Are all SSL ...
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Achieving End to End encryption with TLS

The scenario is that a client browser (eg: a user trying to log in to a bank website) needs to be able to view certain sensitive information that resides in a mainframe sitting in the Internal network ...
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Is SHA1 weak for SSL?

I noticed that today after I scanned a site on the Qualys SSL Labs site that SSL ciphersuites which use SHA1 are now highlighted as being "Weak". It seems this has just happened; I scan sites pretty ...
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How should a captive portal handle SSL requests, that are expired, or not authenticated?

What is the best course of action for a user that uses HTTPS anywhere, or tries to access a secure URL (from an phone based App, or from a browser)? Ideally, I'd like to get the phone to "prompt" via ...
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Can I terminate an SSL Tunnel at the Load Balancer in Amazon VPC? [migrated]

In other words, can the Amazon VPC load balancer be configured as an SSL Host? As a proof of concept, we've created this setup: Heroku Appserver <---> VPC Load Balancer <---> Ubuntu SSL ...
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how safe is the 256 bit encryption used in bank transactions

Most of the banks use a 128 bit or 256 bit encryption. What does this mean? Does it mean that the keys used in ssl are 128 bit long or what? If they are the ssl key lengths then 128 bit rsa keys are ...
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HTTPWebRequest over SSL gives intermittent error “The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel”

I am using HTTPWebRequest to connect to Java rest services hosted in Tomcat Apache server. The endpoints are configured for HTTP as well as HTTPS. There are no issues connecting to HTTP endpoints, but ...
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Does an HTTPS proxy encrypt traffic between proxy client and server for HTTP requests?

To bypass censorship in a DIY fashion, I plan to set up private proxies for my personal use. One of the possible methods I would try is to use an HTTPS proxy (not a web proxy, to be explicit) hosted ...
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Downsides to using HTTPS [duplicate]

Recently Google has indicated that a HTTPS certificate will be used as a positive signal in it's search rankings. This has caused some discussion within our company as to if we should apply a HTTPS ...
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Does the SSL/TLS client certificate “hash over all previous messages” step hash the entire TCP packets or just data?

We have which uses TLS client certificates as it's authentication mechanism between client and server. There is an IT department which wants to run this app through a firewall/proxy device of some ...
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Does where I put my PKI certificates matter?

I have an intermediate and a root PKI certificate that I see were already imported into a computers (windows server 2003) certificate store. However both the intermediate and root certificates were ...
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Apply SSL for domain that I do not own

As part of a project that my company is doing, we need to setup a development server. Let's say our company's main domain is example.com We need to be able to access the dev server through ...
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Authentication between two internal servers

I have two internal servers that are going to communicate with each other; they speak HTTP/TLS. Is there a best practice for authenticating communications between internal servers? Short of a best ...
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Android support for TLS 1.1

Do anybody know from what version of Android did TLS 1.1 started to be supported directly by the OpenSSL version preinstalled in the system?
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PKI certificate validation graphs, trees and cross signing

I am just trying to get the basics of PKI and TLS and understand how it works. I came across Mozillas post about pkix where they mention that the new library allows graph processing and hence it ...
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How to simulate man in the middle attack in android emulator?

I am new to pen-testing. Yesterday i analysed one android application using dex2jar application and i saw an android application implemented https connection using empty trust manager. class miTM ...
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Does mixing different types of encryption make the connection more secure?

Like when I browse a website using SSL from my laptop that is connected to my router using WPA2. My router talks to my ISP using IPSec. Is that more secure or these types of encryption have nothing ...
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Are certificate authorities required to obey to the signature algorithm (hashing) specified in the CSR?

I was playing a little bit with signature algorithms, trying to determine which CAs among the ones I use are currently issuing SHA2 certificates. I generated a CSR specifying the SHA256 hash (either ...
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Is it fair to say that lack of client-authentication in TLS implies no requirement of non-repudiation?

In an https context, if a server does not send a CertificateRequest message, is there any other way it can require non-repudiation from the client?
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How do I force Firefox or any other browser to check for CRLs [migrated]

I am trying to see if I can watch the traffic that is sent and received when a browser checks for CRLs. All I can see with the latest version of Firefox is setting for OCSP. I dont see anything where ...
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Why is stackoverflow not using HTTPS for all it's page?

Most webpage from stackoverflow use http even if you are logged in. Isn't it a security issue? Could an eavesdropper steal my session and authentication cookie then impersonate me since it's sent ...
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Dump SSL traffic from a Java applet

I have a smartcard that can be read by websites using a Java applet (see http://www.springcard.com/online/applet_pcsc/). I would like to monitor and is to replay packets going from this java applet to ...
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HTTPS enable for proxy server or web server

Say I have 2 separated servers which are one web server (apache) and one proxy server (nginx), I want to use HTTPS for the website running on the Apache. Do I enable SSL on apache or nginx or both? ...
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Why is HTTPS not the default protocol?

Why is HTTP still commonly used, instead what I would believe much more secure HTTPS?
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Entering payment information in Android Apps

I'm concerned how android apps that integrate payment processing deal with secure financial information.When purchasing through these apps the apps show the Webpage of the bank asking for credentials. ...
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Why can SSL certificates not be free of charge?

I am a newbie in this field. I am confused with why SSL certificates cannot be free of charge. In my understanding the certificate is just a text file consisting of cryptic numbers installed on a ...
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Is distinguished subject name at normal SSL Certificate issuance must same as generated Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?

For example: from Issued SSL Certificate: CN = abc.com.my, OU = Room, O = House, c= MY from generated CSR: CN = abc.com.my, OU = Room , O = House, L = KL, ST = KL , C = MY Questions: 1. Is it ...
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What is stopping me from replaying an SSL certificate?

Say I have the SSL certificate for google.com. I intercept it, edit the certificate with my own domain name and public key and use it to intercept all traffic to google.com. What mechanisms exist in ...