TLS- ENCRYPTION ATTACK IMPACTS NEWER TLS 1.3
The cat- and- mouse chase between the hackers and the security official is a never ending affair. Last week, however, a team of academics revealed a new attack that can break encrypted TLS traffic, allowing attackers to intercept and steal data previously considered safe & secure, according to reports.
Citing a technical paper, ZDnet reports that a team of seven researchers found a new way to to break RSA PKCS# 1 v1.5, the most common RSA configuration used to encrypt TLS connections nowadays.
The new cryptographic attack isn't new, per- se. It's yet another variation of the Bleichenbacher oracle attack.
The original attack was named after cryptographer Daniel Bleichenbacher, who in 1998 demonstrated a first practical attack against systems using RSA encryption in concert with the PKCS# 1 v1 encoding function.