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Double Security Whammy, No Patches: Killer SSL DDoS Attack, XML Encryption Broken Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Hacks/Cracks The Germans have wreaked all kinds of mass destruction on the security forefront. The hacking group "The Hacker's Choice" released a new THC-SSL-DOS tool that allows a single laptop's DSL connection to take down a server. Other German researchers found a flaw and broke the W3C standard with a serious attack against XML Encryption that works in all cases, including against Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Apache and other XLM framework providers. The Germans have wreaked all kinds of mass destruction, a double security and privacy whammy. A hacking group released a new SSL DDoS tool that can be successfully launched from a single laptop, a single DSL connection, to take down a server. Other researchers in Germany found and exploited a flaw that breaks the W3C XML Encryption standard with a serious attack that works in all cases. The researchers said that Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Apache and other major XML framework providers will need to adopt a new standard.

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