Perry E. Metzger wrote:
I'll point out that in the midst of several current discussions, the
news of the TLS protocol bug has gone almost unnoticed, even though it
is by far the most interesting news of recent months.

Perhaps because there have been so many false alarms over the years. Usually when I hear about an SSL MITM attack, it's really a browser UI spoofing attack with a bogus cert.

This is the first attack against TLS that I consider to be the real deal. To really fix it is going to require a change to all affected clients and servers. Fortunately, Eric Rescorla has a protocol extension that appears to do the job.

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