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The Problem with HTTPS

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Webroot takes a look at the problem with HTTPs:
Despite the intent of ensuring safe transit of information to and from a trusted website, encrypted protocols (usually HTTPS) do little to validate that the content of certified websites is safe.

With the widespread usage of HTTPS protocols on major websites, network and security devices relying on interception of user traffic to apply filtering policies have lost visibility into page-level traffic. Cybercriminals can take advantage of this encryption to hide malicious content on secure connections, leaving users vulnerable to visiting malicious URLs within supposedly benign domains.

This limited visibility affects network devices that are unable to implement SSL/TLS decrypt functionality due to limited resources, cost, and capabilities. These devices are typically meant for home or small business use, but are also found in the enterprise arena, meaning the impact of this limited visibility can be widespread...
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Re: The Problem with HTTPS

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Another article about the now abuse of SSL:
...exploits of newly identified vulnerabilities are not the only way that SSL adoption is being used as a weapon in the hands of malicious attackers and adversaries behind cyber threats. SSL is increasingly being used to mask and further complicate attack traffic detection in both network and application level threats...
SSL: Protective Technology Turned Attack Vector


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