Security researchers Juliano Rizzo and Thai Duong will demonstrate an attack that compromises Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 at the Ekoparty conference in Argentina. The TLS encryption mechanism secures Web sites accessed using [Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS)], and is the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
TLS is widely used by financial sites, and companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter are pushing for its further use on the Web. University of Virginia researcher Karsten Nohl says the vulnerability should give software makers the incentive to catch up with a fix that was available years ago.
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