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

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TLS connection to untrusted server - client reaction for dropping connection standardized?

I played around with a man-in-the-middle proxy tool and connected different smart phones to it. As the proxy uses a self signed certificate the tested smartphone apps did not accept the presented ...
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State forces installation of SSL root CA, how to evade / mitigate?

Kazakhstan has forced all users in its territory to install a state-issued SSL root CA certificate "aimed at enhancing the protection of citizens, government bodies and private companies from hacker ...
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How does Chrome distrust Symantec Certificates?

Sometime back Google Chrome had announced plans to distrust Symantec certificates. I am trying to figure out how this is done for a POC. When I visit chase.com on Google Chrome, I get the following ...
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Running openssl s_client with an aes encrypted key fails

I'm trying to verify a 2-way SSL connection using the openssl s_client command openssl s_client -connect localhost:8883 -CAfile ca.pem -cert client.crt -key client.key The openssl s_client fails ...
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Should I trash my router if it still runs OpenSSL 0.9.8p and OpenVPN 2.2.2 in 2017?

I have the Easybox 904 xDSL router from Vodafone (Germany) running the latest firmware 03.17.01.17. I wanted to upgrade the firmware but found out that the latest version is from 2015 - no updates ...
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Which user authentication measures are used nowadays?

I was reading about Passwords and came across methods used for authenticating client to a server. Since sending password in Plain text to the server isn't the best method for authentication of a user, ...
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How does TLS 1.3 break inspection?

The latest research seems to indicate that TLS 1.3 completely breaks the MITM/proxy model of many current security tools. I don't fully understand how it does that and if there are ways around this. ...
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How can I properly secure the WiFi setup process of an IoT device?

My company develops a WiFi-connected IoT product. I want to make sure that the process of getting the user's WiFi credentials into the device is as safe as possible. At the moment, the product is in a ...
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non secure connection in youtube

I was browsing a while ago on youtube, I saw it shows an insecure connection even though it was over https. I'm using ghostery and adblock to block trackers but nothing more, I don't think it's the ...
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Should I force Thunderbird to avoid RFC5746 and CVE-2009-3555 security bugs?

I see that the latest version of Thunderbird (38.0.1) still has the defaults set to ignore the error. Is this a big problem? Should I change the defaults to enforce greater security? Here is ...
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Java Updates Restrict Unsafe SSL Renegotiation With Active Directory Servers

We have two active directory (AD) hosts, ead01.domain.com and ead02.domain.com; we also have a corresponding service domain, at eadauth.domain.com which round-robins between these AD hosts (via DNS). ...
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Safe communication via rest api between two known servers

I'm using Kinvey as backend but because it doesn't provide the ability to run custom code I have set up another server. So basically when x happens on Kinvey server, I send a call to my rest api on ...
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Why does Chrome warn about “Obsolete Connection Settings” for key exchange?

What do I have to change so Google Chrome won't say that I am using an obsolete key exchange? Obsolete Connection Settings The connection to this site uses a strong protocol (TLS 1.2), an ...
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MITM or Something Else?

Problem: When a given set of user devices (tablets/laptops) downloads files from a certain server from outside the host server's country, downloads are sporadically and routinely interrupted. The ...
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Capture macOS/IOS system HTTPS packets

I tried to analyze the https traffic of apps on my MacBook and iPhone with Charles with SSL proxy (I use HTTP proxy for IOS and installed and trusted Charles certificate). I managed to decrypt most ...
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How are sessions handled in case of long lasting communications?

How does TLS 1.3 handle communication between the server and the client where it can last for a very long time (like years), without any pause in it? My concern is that the longer a key is used the ...
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How to decrypt Diffie-Hellman encryption in WebRTC?

I have installed a WebRTC server application, which is designed for Contact Center solutions: communicates with internal PCs in pure RTP (agents), and with external PCs (customers) using encrypted ...
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Create self-signed ssl certificate that can't sign other certificates

I have a LAN HTTPS server that I want to give an SSL certificate to. Since it's local-only, a self-signed certificate is sufficient for me. I have previously given it a self-signed root certificate, ...
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Risks of not enabling HSTS on a static content subdomain. Even though main domain does have hsts

I'm investigating an issue where our static content (js, css) is deployed in AWS Cloudfront under a subdomain of our main website and doesn't have HSTS enabled. The main domain does have HSTS enabled ...
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Experimenting with SSLStrip+ on the same machine

I am trying to play around to understand how SSLStrip+ works by: $ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward 1 $ sudo iptables --flush $ sudo iptables --flush -t nat $ sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p ...
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How to run Metasploit WMAP on site that requires SNI

Apologies if this an obvious question, documentation seems to be a bit thin on the ground. I'm attempting to scan (with permission) a site that redirects to its https version, and requires SNI to ...
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Why are banks largely absent from the HSTS preload list?

There seems to be widespread support for the idea that election-related websites, of all things, should be resistant to man-in-the-middle attacks. The secret ballot makes detecting and recovering from ...
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Secure internal network with hundreds of small devices requiring web administration

Does anyone know of a method, or browser, capable of accessing older network devices once the new browsers begin blocking unsecured logins and devices that do not have https capability?
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Using NameConstrains in a CA certificate

I am trying to do something similar to what has been pointed out in this nice answer by Jonathon Reinhart. I have a CA certificate with Name Constrains (RFC): Permitted [1]Subtrees (0..0): ...
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Switching connection encryption on the fly (browser padlock)

On Youtube, the connection is encrypted (green padlock). However I found myself in a situation that when I click on for example a comment that contains a URL to a different website (on which the ...
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Does RenegotiateOnce in Go's crypto/tls package protect against triple handshake?

Looking into how to do client cert authentication from the Go HTTP client, I found out I needed renegotiation from the client side and I came across issue 5742 for Go on GitHub, which is the issue ...
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Disable support for static key cipher suites

I have a requirement to disable in the windows 7 computers of the company the support for static key cipher suites. I have searched and found that this registry key, holds the allowed cipher suites, ...
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Why does the TLS Client have to send the digital signature over all previous handshake messages in CertificateVerify?

TLS (non-anonymous) Handshake requires the Server to sign the ServerKeyExchange message so that the Client can authenticate the Server using the public key present in the Server Certificate. However, ...
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Client Side Encryption (CSE) across multiple clients

Working on 2 layer security in the cloud (AWS). Have multiple clients pushing files to S3 document storage which are then retrieved by one EC2 instance. Multiple external customers each requiring ...
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Server sends RST during TLS handshake. Why?

I have a problem with a machine to machine communication where for me it looks like our server hangs up the TCP during the handshake, but I cannot understand why. We have been running for several ...
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Help with meterpreter reverse https

I was trying to practice with meterpreter, so I used the overflow ms17_010_eternalblue and as a payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_https but I am unable to make this payload to work properly. 1st ...
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OpenSSL for Self Signed Certificate - Intranet Site

I have a question about Self Signed Certs that I couldn't find a direct answer to. I have a site designed to be hosted on a client's server. Some of the information coming from a windows workstation ...
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Man-in-the-middle attack (ACME / Let's Encrypt) on Authorization Key?

By looking at https://letsencrypt.org/how-it-works/, I got the feeling that a man-in-the-middle attack might be possible in the 'Domain Validation' phase. During that phase, the admin is asked to e....
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Bruteforce https post using single tcp connection

So I've tried bruteforcing my server using thc-hydra's https-post-form, but it floods the server very quickly and the requests start timing out. However, If I go through the browser where the HTTP ...
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Revoking a Certificate

I'm looking for a bit more details on how the chain of ownership works when it comes to service providers requesting SSL certificates on behalf of another organization. The Who is responsible for ...
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Can you whitelist a single CA for a domain?

Simply: For my domain (say example.com), I want my computer to only trust HTTPS certs signed by my personal CA, and ONLY my personal CA. Otherwise any one of the CAs I have on my computer could ...
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For cloud-based password managers, is it safe to login using public WiFi?

For cloud-based password managers, is it safe to login when using public WiFi? To help get good answers to this question, let's define 3 terms: Cloud-based password managers = Password managers such ...
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Decrypting DH traffic in DMZ

We have various servers in our DMZ's. Some of them are behind load balancers (but only few). We also have BlueCoat SSL Visibility Appliances currently deployed in passive-tap mode (we get the inbound ...
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How can a 802.11 client verify the authenticity of an AP it is trying to connect to?

With the onset of hardware like the WiFi pineapple, it has become somewhat harder to protect the privacy of your WiFi network. WPA2 Enterprise with Radius authentication could come to rescue here, but ...
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Delegating SSL certificate requests to a third party

I'm wondering what best practices are regarding delegating the authority to approve SSL certificate issuance. One of our vendors (www.vendordomain.com) will soon host a Web application for us (www....
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How do I disable TLS Session Tickets in Chrome?

According to ssllabs SSL Session tickets are enabled by default. These are the weakest link in TLS, how do I disable them? I'm using the latest stable.
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Use TPM 1.2 to store the private key of a certificate

Let's say I have an application that requires certificates (HTTPS, MQTTs, etc.) due to the use of TLS. I'm planning to build my own tier-1 PKI hierarchy with my own company CA signing device ...
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What forces SSL exchange to require my smartcard to finish handshake

First, I hope that this is a legitimate question because it is spawned by what I am experiencing and what is happening. The environment is as follows... I have an apache reverse proxy, that I stood ...
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HTTPS basic auth protected AJAX Token

I have a website (https) that has basic auth enabled for /token subdir I have websocket ws going through Nginx to become wss I want to create a bi-directional api on the websocket so that end users ...
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Does Chrome cache smartcard PIN?

When I have authenticated with a server suing TLS/SSL using HTTPS using a smartcard and PIN and I invalidate the TLS session by restarting the server, refreshing Chrome browser does not reprompt for a ...
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AMQP . Is it a better way to use JWT over certificate based authentication

We are in search of the best possible way to secure our AMQP connection. Our AMQP clients are distributed all around the world and connection to the AMQP server needs to be secure. We are using TLS ...
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Does any SSL certificate vendor allow custom expiration date while creating the SSL Certificate?

The public SSL certificate vendors (Comodo, Thawte, etc.) allow you to create certs that expire after a certain fixed period (1 yr, 2yr, 3yr, etc.) from the date of creation. However, I would like ...
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DirectAccess and PCI DSS

Has anyone came across the situation if you disable TLS 1.0 to make the server PCI DSS compliance according the 3.1 specification DirectAccess breaks, it seems to only communicate with TLS 1.0 enabled....
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End-To-End encrypted calls over GSM transport (not data / VoIP)

As the issue stands, it should be (or could be) possible, to encrypt voice, that's being passed through GSM voice call in such way, so that it's end-to-end encrypted. Ideally in form similar to what ...
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Authentication tag lengths of AES-CCM in TLS

I'm catching up on understanding some of the new cipher suites that are appearing in TLSv1.2 and will be making an appearance in 1.3. While looking through AES-CCM, I discovered that it offers a ...