Re: [TLS] Rizzo claims implementation attach, should be interesting

Geoffrey Keating <geoffk@geoffk.org> Tue, 20 September 2011 22:33 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Rizzo claims implementation attach, should be interesting
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Martin Rex <mrex@sap.com> writes:

> SSL was NEVER designed with a promise that you could multiplex
> data from an evil attack with data from a victim over the very same
> SSL connection and be secure against adaptive chose plaintext
> attacks trying to recover data from the victim.

This would imply that you should not use SSL for downloading e-mail
using POP or IMAP, because that's multiplexing evil data (mail sent to
you by the attacker) with trusted data (credentials and non-evil
mail).