Wednesday 26 October 2011

SSL DOS Tool From The Hacker's Choice

On october 24, the german hackers group The Hacker's Choice released a new Denial of Service(DOS) tool that exploits the weakness in the SSL implementation to take the servers down.
THC-SSL-DOS is a tool to verify the performance of SSL.
The Hacker's Choice says:

Establishing a secure SSL connection requires 15x more processing
power on the server than on the client.

THC-SSL-DOS exploits this asymmetric property by overloading the
server and knocking it off the Internet.

This problem affects all SSL implementations today.

For more information and downloads, visit THC SSL DOS Page.