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back to article One year on, SSL servers STILL cower before the BEAST

The latest monthly survey by the SSL Labs project has discovered that many SSL sites remain vulnerable to the BEAST attack, more than a year after the underlying vulnerability was demonstrated by security researchers. BEAST is short for Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS. The stealthy piece of JavaScript works with a network …

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JDX
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JS speed

Do any of these exploits require any sort of brute-force or CPU-intensive stuff which would be far easier with the massive improvements in JS performance? I wondered if new vulnerabilities might be a side-effect of the JS 'arms race' between Chrome, IE and FF.

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Re: JS speed

CRIME is a side-effect. It's a side-channel attack that tries to determine the cookie by sniffing for encryption optimizations in the SSL/TLS channel. Compressing the channel to optimize transmission was part of the optimization rush, but it resulted in the side channel.

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Bah!

Get Rid Of Useless JavaScript Now!

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Bah!

GROUJSN? Worst initialism ever.

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EJ
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Qualys laughs at your BEAST

Even if your banking website is vulnerable, you still get an 'A'...

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=onlinesefcu.com

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