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Is LDAPS or StartTLS more secure?

This question has been asked and answered here, here, and also basically here. I'm asking again because the answers and information is conflicting. LDAPS: According to Wikipedia (and its RFC sources) ...
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How to check if a mail server is Enforced-STARTLS rather than Opportunistic-STARTTLS?

This article tells us that there are two types of STARTTLS: Opportunistic (i.e. optional STARTTLS) STARTTLS and Enforced STARTTLS, which works by the doctrine of "Encrypted connection or drop ...
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LDAP StartTLS encryption - which TLS versions are supported?

I am looking to set a third party application to authenticate with our domain. The application supports LDAPv3 and we have opted to use the start StartTLS extension to encrypt the credentials from the ...
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Can EAP-TTLS provide the dual authentication I require?

What I want to do: Lock down the Tech Vlan so that only an approved device AND a user in the tech security group are allocated. I am hoping to achieve this via EAP-TTLS and Windows NPS whereby the ...
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Is traffic subsequent to a SASL/GSSAPI bind encrypted?

When making a SASL/GSSAPI bind to an LDAP server over port 389 (ldap:///), after the authentication is finished is the resulting LDAP traffic encrypted? If so, is there a document or RFC that ...
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Why is STARTTLS used when it can be downgraded very easily?

People are making a big fuss about how you absolutely have to disable SSLv3 because TLS can be downgraded to SSLv3 and there is barely a server left on the internet that speaks SSLv3. At the same ...
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SMTP Service STARTTLS Plaintext Command Injection

We are getting this vulnerability on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. This vulnerability is getting triggered on port 587 for postfix. I have checked several links but I am unable to get any relevant ...
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How to Force STARTTLS on Outlook and other clients

I am currently writing an essay about securing E-Mails. Now I'm at the point where I want to know if it´s possible to force STARTTLS in connections via SMTP or POP3/IMAP from the clients' side. I know ...
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Why are common services using implicit SSL not considered obsolete in the way that SMTPS is?

SMTPS (implicit SSL) has been deprecated/obsolete since SMTP+STARTTLS (explicit SSL) was defined in RFC2487. I'm not entirely clear on the reasoning behind that, but it was clearly considered a good ...
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How SSL works in SMTP?

Whenever I see a red lock icon in gmail, I thought the sender doesn't have SSL configured. But one person told me only server (gmail in our case) SSL is enough? Does that mean the sender don't ...
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What happens if STARTTLS dropped in SMTP?

SMTP uses STARTTLS extension to upgrade SMTP to SMTP Secure (STMPS). According the the RFC, the client and server starts TLS as follows: S: <waits for connection on TCP port 25> C: <opens ...
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Trusting a fraudulent/not trusted CAs for STARTTLS/SMTP

When using STARTTLS for SMTP, should one trust CAs that are not trusted by major browser like for example WoSign or StartCom? As STARTTLS falls back to plaintext it seems an encrypted transmission ...
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What is the purpose of opportunistic TLS (like STARTTLS)?

Opportunistic TLS refers to extensions in plain text communication protocols, which offer a way to upgrade a plain text connection to an encrypted (TLS or SSL) connection instead of using a separate ...
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Does sending email with TLS help to not being flaged as spam?

Does sending email with TLS help to not being blocked or not being flagged as spam by recipient?
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Sending Mail Using TLS

I run a simple web service, and I need to securely send emails to users via PHP. There are no mailboxes/accounts involved. It is a simple send-only function. Without involving PGP, I have come up ...
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Can STARTTLS protect emails between two organisations?

There are a few threads on STARTTLS but none seem to provide a clear overview of what STARTTLS can and can not do with respect to encrypting email in transit. So my question is, can STARTTLS be ...
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Must mail relays always indicate the use of encryption in the “Received:” header field?

When an email message is sent with transport encryption, you can tell it from the “Received:” field the receiving mail relay adds to the message header. > Received: from [...].google.com ([...]) by > ...
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Initial handshakes of attacks via client-initiated renegotiation

As far as I understand after reading this beautifully explained answer, MiTM data injection attacks via client-initiated renegotiation can only happens if the attacker is already in a connection with ...
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Perfectly secure Postfix MTA (SMTP) configuration

I want to secure my root server (further) service by service, starting with the SMTP service (Postfix MTA) as the most busy one. I the course of setting everything up, I read a lot about security and ...
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Is my Postfix and Dovecot configuration secure?

Today I set up my first server with Dovecot and Postfix. These are excerpts from the configuration files: Dovecot: disable_plaintext_auth = yes ssl = required ssl_prefer_server_ciphers = yes ...
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How can I verify that SSLv3 protocol is disabled?

I'm trying to disable SSLv3 in ejabberd 2.1.10 on Ubuntu 12.04. There is no way to disable it in config file, so I have to patch the source and rebuild the package: https://github.com/processone/...
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Why enable SMTP STARTTLS if OpenSSL is dangerous?

There are a bunch of people in the anti-surveillance movement who are virtually demanding that I enable SMTP STARTTLS support in my environment, in order to enable opportunistic MTA-to-MTA encryption. ...
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