SSL Vulnerability in Twitter
A graduate student from Switzerland has just developed a frightening, real-world exploit on Twitter that takes advantage of a newly discovered security hole in the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol of the social networking site. Anil Kurmus's personally crafted exploit is a major breakthrough and security risk because it can effortlessly target the purported SSL renegotiation vulnerability to pilfer Twitter login information that's delivered through encrypted data streams.
Twitter Vulnerable to SSL Attacks
Nevertheless, despite those boundaries and restrictions, Kurmus managed to exploit the bug in order to appropriate Twitter passwords and usernames as they moved between client software and the social network's servers despite the fact that they were encrypted at the time. The frighteningly ingenious junior hacker made all this possible by injecting code that made Twitter's application protocol interface load the material contained within the Internet request to a Twitter message once they've been decrypted, which rendered the whole encryption security measure null and void.
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