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POODLE – yet another SSL vulnerability

POODLE? Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption, an issue with the mechanism used in version 3 of the SSL technology, allows a party capable of intercepting secure communications between devices, to eventually gather enough information to decrypt the traffic....


Transport Layer Security – A development of SSL that uses certificates to authenticate (assert/assure identity) and encrypt exchanges between parties. This approach allows parties to negotiate appropriate mechanisms to use for secure exchange. cf....


Secure Sockets Layer -a mechanism for identity assertion and encryption. Identity is asserted through a trust network built around pre-exchanged root authorities, encryption uses RSA style public key exchange mechanisms. cf. TLS