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What is THC-SSL-DOS

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In this tutorial we are going to learn what is THC-SSL-DOS in linux with example

Q What is thc-ssl-dos ?

Ans- The thc-ssl-dos is a tool to verify the performance of SSL

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

  • #thc-ssl-dos victimIP httpsport –accept

  • In this example, it will be −

  • #thc-ssl-dos 192.168.1.1 443 –accept

See this also so you can understand clearly

THC-SSL DOS was developed by a hacking group called The Hacker’s Choice (THC), as a proof-of-concept to encourage vendors to patch a serious SSL vulnerability. THC-SSL-DOS, as with other “low and slow” attacks, requires only a small number of packets to cause denial-of-service for a fairly large server. It works by initiating a regular SSL handshake and then immediately requesting for the renegotiation of the encryption key, constantly repeating this server resource-intensive renegotiation request until all server resources have been exhausted.

This is all what is THC-SSL-DOS.

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