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Ivan Ristic

SSL and Browsers: The Pillars of Broken Security

Last week at the RSA Conference, Wolfgang and I gave a talk called SSL and Browsers: The Pillars of Broken Security. We could have easily called it State of SSL, because we went through the most relevant SSL issues of today, demonstrated the problems using the data from SSL Labs surveys, and discuss how the issues can be overcome. Here’s the talk summary:

Recent attacks on browsers and certificate authorities for SSL have shown how fragile these systems are, yet we all depend on them while using the Internet on daily basis. This talk will explore the implementation flaws in the SSL protocol and the browsers that support it. The speakers will showcase extensive research collected from millions of websites that reveal the state of SSL and Browse Security on the Internet. The session will then explore the mitigation options for the problems we are experiencing today, and provide a framework in which we can solve future SSL security issues.

The PDF slides are in the attachment. Enjoy.

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