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Windows 7: Google Developing Chrome Patch Protect Against TLS/SSL-Ravaging BEAST

22 Sep 2011   #1
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Google Developing Chrome Patch Protect Against TLS/SSL-Ravaging BEAST

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Conventional thinking says that it would take a beast of a program to break through the encryption spit out by the SSL/TLS protocol – that’s why it’s found in so many websites and browsers these days. Unfortunately, a pair of researchers say they’ve whipped up just such a program in the form of BEAST, or “Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS,” and they plan on showing it off this Friday at the Ekoparty security conference. At least one company’s taking the threat seriously; Google plans on rolling out a Chrome update designed to confuse the BEAST and defend against its threat.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Google Developing Chrome Patch To Protect Against TLS/SSL-Ravaging BEAST

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22 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Seems somewhat immoral and possibly even illegal to release something like this into the general public (assuming it works)

I understand the need to make any possible security loopholes known so they can be patched.
It sounds to me like they plan on literally freeing the beast though.
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