Transport Layer Security is a cryptographic protocol for encrypting and authenticating network communications, and replaces SSL. It is commonly used to secure Internet protocols such as HTTP.

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How to disable SSLCompression on Apache httpd 2.2.15? (Defense against CRIME/BEAST)

I read about the CRIME attack against TLS Compression (CVE-2012-4929, CRIME is a successor to the BEAST attack against ssl & tls), and I want to protect my webservers against this attack by ...
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Functional implications of differences in SSL and TLS

I know that TLS is essentially a newer version of SSL, and that it generally supports transitioning a connection from unsecured to secured (commonly through a STARTTLS command). What I don't ...
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Configure OpenLDAP with TLS=required

Nowadays, OpenLDAP needs to be configured with ldapmodify cn=config, as describe here. But nowhere I can find how you configure it to only accept TLS traffic. I just confirmed that our server accepts ...
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Is it possible to configure IIS to redirect based on the SSL cipher suite used for the connection?

With the announcement of POODLE, I would like my servers to accept SSL3.0 connections but have them serve a page which indicates that the user should update to a newer browser with TLS support. It ...
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How to check what features mail server supports?

just curious if there any tool that I can just give a mail server address/ip to and that would give me all features that mail server supports. Like: does it support imap/pop3? Does it support ...
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What are the exact protocol level differences between SSL and TLS?

This is a technical deep dive after this overview question was asked. What are the protocol differences between SSL and TLS? Is there really enough of a difference to warrant a name change? (versus ...
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How to enable TLS 1.1, 1.2 in IIS 7.5

We want to support web browsers utilizing TLS 1.1 and 1.2, which has been apparently implemented by Microsoft, but is turned off by default. So I went searching on Google and discovered some pages ...
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What is TLS and how does it compare to SSL?

Is TLS the "new" version of SSL? What features does it add, or security issues does it address? Can anything that supports SSL support TLS? What would be involved in making the switch? Is the ...
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How to disable TLS 1.1 & 1.2 in Apache?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server running Apache 2.2.22 with mod_ssl and OpenSSL v1.0.1. In my vhosts config (everything else within which behaves as I would expect), I have the SSLProtocol line ...
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Is STARTTLS more safe than TLS/SSL?

In Thunderbird (and I assume in many other clients, too) I have the option to choose between "SSL/TLS" and "STARTTLS". As far as I understand it, "STARTTLS" means in simple words "encrypt if both ...
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pure-ftpd gives wrong ip for passive connection in TLS mode

I am setting up our ftp server ( pure-ftpd-1.0.21-r1 ) to use TLS/SSL. It works when I don't use TLS. Started with command options: -S 21 -c 30 -C 10 -B -k 90% -A -R -Z -p 49152:65534 -U 013 -s ...
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Disable SMTP AUTH on Port 25

Due to PCI-DSS, we are required to disable plaintext authentication. We've achieved this by encapsulating communications between our mail server and clients with TLS on port 465. The problem lies in ...
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OpenLdap TLS authentication setup

I am trying to setup openldap on ubuntu 12.04 by following this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/openldap-server.html When I tried to enable TLS on the server by creating a self signed ...
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Exim TLS and Secure SMTP

I'm in the process of converting an existing mail server to support encrypted SMTP for our clients, but I've run into this brick wall with very little useful log data to help me forward. Everything ...
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What percentage of web users are running on browsers/OSes that support SNI? [closed]

Has anyone done any analysis (or know where I can find some!) on what proportion of internet users are using a browser/operating system combination that support SNI (Server Name Indication) SSL/TLS ...
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Configuring IIS 7.5 to be FIPS 140.2 compliant

I need to configure IIS 7.5 (Server 2008 R2) to be FIPS 140.2 compliant. Specifically, this involves disabling all SSL protocols other than TLS 1.0. I have set the following registry keys: ...
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Disabled SSLv3 to combat Poodle now cannot connect to SQL “Connection forcibly closed by remote host”

I have disabled SSL3 on my web server to combat the Poodle Vulnerability and now I am unable to connect to my SQL server using SQL Authentication. I just get "Connection forcibly closed by remote ...
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Disable all but RC4 in apache

Our PCI compliance vendor requires that we disable all but RC4 encryption on our web server. Currently our apache config file looks like this: SSLHonorCipherOrder On SSLCipherSuite ...
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iptables only allow smtp connections with start tls

Is it somehow possible to block/abort unencrypted smtp connections with iptables? effectively rejecting all connections which dont do a start tls.
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VPN Security Versus Plain Old TLS

We want to expose a web-app over the Internet. The obvious solution is to make it available over HTTP with TLS and RBAC. Would locking access down even further through the use of a VPN enhance ...
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obtaining nimbuzz server certificate for nmdecrypt expert in NetMon

I'm using Network Monitor 3.4 with the nmdecrypt expert. I'm opening a nimbuzz conversation node in the conversation window and i click Expert-> nmDecrpt -> run Expert that shows up a window where i ...