June 16, 2021

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New TLS Attack Lets Attackers Launch Cross-Protocol Attacks Against Secure Sites

New TLS Attack Lets Attackers Launch Cross-Protocol Attacks Against Secure Sites

Researchers have disclosed a new type of attack that exploits misconfigurations in transport layer security (TLS) servers to redirect HTTPS traffic from a victim’s web browser to a different TLS service endpoint located on another IP address to steal sensitive information.
The attacks have been dubbed ALPACA, short for “Application Layer Protocol Confusion – Analyzing and mitigating Cracks inNew TLS Attack Lets Attackers Launch Cross-Protocol Attacks Against Secure Sites