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Summarizing Current Attacks on TLS and DTLS

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Yaron Sheffer , Ralph Holz , Peter Saint-Andre
Last updated 2014-03-27 (Latest revision 2014-02-07)
Replaced by draft-ietf-uta-tls-attacks
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Over the last few years there have been several serious attacks on TLS, including attacks on its most commonly used ciphers and modes of operation. This document summarizes these attacks, with the goal of motivating generic and protocol-specific recommendations on the usage of TLS and DTLS.


Yaron Sheffer
Ralph Holz
Peter Saint-Andre

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