Detecting and Exploiting the OpenSSL-Heartbleed Vulnerability

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Detecting and Exploiting the OpenSSL-Heartbleed Vulnerability by Daniel Dieterle In this article we will discuss how to detect systems that are vulnerable to the OpenSSL-Heartbleed vulnerability and learn how to exploit them using Metasploit on Kali Linux. The internet has been plastered with news about the OpenSSL heartbeat or “Heartbleed” vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) that some have said could affect up to 2/3 of the internet. Everything from servers to routers to smart phones could be tricked into giving up encrypted data in plain text. Basically, OpenSSL is an encryption library used in HTTPS communication. When most think of HTTPS communication, they think of the little lock icon that shows up in the browser bar when you visit online stores and banking websites. HTTPS is supposed to be the “secured” version of regular HTTP communication. Any data communication using SSL should be secure and encrypted. But with the latest OpenSSL vulnerability, unencrypted information....

September 2, 2014
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