SSL Gets Hacked At The CCC Conference

Posted: Dec 30 2008, 9:33am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:21pm CDT , in Other Stuff


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SSL gets hacked at the CCC Conference

An international team of researchers plans to announce how to fake an SSL certificate at the CCC conference next week in Berlin.
SSL security is crucial for online transaction in ecommerce and banking.
The researchers used a cluster of 200 Sony PS3 consoles to forge an SSL key. It took the consoles 2 weeks to do it. The exploit is targeting a weakness in how the Browser interacts with SSL certificates. If this discovery is a real threat right now is not totally clear yet.
More details on CNET.

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