by Rorot
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Encryption & Authentication

In the last few years, we have witnessed a wide range of attacks on the SSL/TLS mechanism. In this article, we will try to cover various attacks that were prominent in the field of cryptography. Transport layer security (TLS) ensures integrity of data transmitted between two parties (server and client) and also provides strong authentication for both parties. The attacks launched in the last few years have exploited various features in the TLS mechanism. We are going to discuss these attacks one by one. Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS Attack (BEAST) This attack was revealed at the Ekoparty Security Conference in 2011. BEAST is based on a type of cryptographic attack called the “chosen plain text attack.” Before I jump into explaining the details of this attack, let us take a look at some of the basic concepts to be understood.