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On downgrade attacks in the TLS protocol

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The TLS protocol was designed to support various versions and ciphersuites. This provides a high level of agility and backward compatibility. At the same time, it opens doors for so-called downgrade attacks. Downgrade attack is a specific type of attacks that result in forcing two communicating parties to use weaker configurations than the ones they wished to use. In this paper, we explore downgrade attacks in TLS. We revisit TLS 1.2, and summarise the major changes in the upcoming standard T...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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Author
Publisher:
Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security Publisher's website
Series:
CDT Technical Paper Series
Publication date:
2016-07-01
Language:
English
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pubs:655585
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uuid:8cad0512-2f66-4374-b41f-66f630040781
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pubs:655585
Deposit date:
2016-10-28

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