What is SSL Stripping?
SSL stripping is a technique used by hackers to intercept the secure connection between your browser and the webserver.
The SSL protocol provides encryption for data in transit, so that information cannot be intercepted or modified by anyone who may be listening on the network. SSL stripping is a technique for intercepting this secure connection, which is used by hackers to steal sensitive information such as passwords and credit card numbers.
What Is SSL Stripping?
When you make an HTTPS request (i.e., when you enter your username and password on a website), it goes through several steps before it reaches the website itself:
1) Your browser connects to the website’s servers in order to establish an encrypted connection.
2) The site then sends its digital certificate, which confirms that it is really the website you are visiting.
Website owners use this as a way to show that they are the official owners of the site. In order to verify this, you will need to visit the site’s homepage and then click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “Verify this certificate.”
How Does a Hacker Use SSL Stripping?
SSL Stripping is a type of attack that forces a web browser to use unencrypted HTTP instead of encrypted HTTPS.
A hacker can use SSL stripping to intercept and read all the data that is sent between your web browser and the server. This includes sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, or any other data that you enter on a website.
The hacker can then set up their own server with an SSL certificate so that it looks like the real one – which tricks your browser into sending its data through it.
Why Are Companies Vulnerable to SSL Stripping Threats?
SSL stripping is a type of man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. It is a form of eavesdropping in which an attacker intercepts and decrypts the data, then re-encrypts it with a different key and sends it to the victim.
The vulnerability is caused by software that does not verify the SSL certificate and accepts any certificate presented by the server.
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A man-in-the-middle attack is when a hacker is able to intercept communications between two parties without either of them knowing. This type of attack can be used to impersonate one side of the conversation or both.
How to Prevent Occurrence of SSL Stripping Attacks In Your Company’s Network?
The SSL stripping attack is a type of Man-in-the-middle attack on the network level. It is one of the most common ways to intercept data on a company’s network.
This type of attack works by exploiting the vulnerability in the SSL protocol that allows an attacker to intercept data packets without decrypting them. The attacker can then read, modify, or delete them before they are decrypted by the intended recipient.
Steps to Prevent Occurrence of SSL Stripping Attacks In Your Company’s Network:
– Enable HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) on your web server and make sure it sends a Strict-Transport-Security header with every response
– Disable HTTP in your browser if you are using HTTPS only sites
– Always use HTTPS