The latest shoe to drop for Internet security?
http://lgms.nl/blog-2 Luc Gommans, a student at Roermond, Netherlands.
Although he is also working at HBO Software Engineering and
Has put together a test for the most basic connection of the Internet… a TCP handshake test.
He goes on to explain a Man in the middle attack which he calls a Faking the TCP handshake.
True Luc, Internet technology is not secure by default. One has to use secure encryption technologies (like TLS)
And for some it may not work correctly:
As you notice in the following:
“Your connection to www.chase.com is encrypted with obsolete technology”
from an old blog post:
And as you may know from our
Standard SSL is no longer compliant and can be relatively easy to hack.
So… even encryption does not ensure security – so the technologies you use must be tested.