FAQs about SSL/TLS Vulnerabilities

Learn more about the vulnerabilities of using the SSL/TLS protocols and their related protocol, Freak SSL/TLS.

What are SSL and TLS?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and its successor protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS) use encryption to protect the transfer of data and information.

What is Freak SSL or Freak SSL/TLS?

Freak SSL, also known as Freak SSL/TLS, is a host that allows the use of SSL/TLS with RSAEXPORTS ciphers.

What are the risks?

The vulnerabilities posed by SSL/TLS protocols could result in remote attackers decrypting the secure communication and possibly exposing your confidential information.

What should I do if I think I’ve been attacked via one of these vulnerabilities?

If your device is behaving strangely or showing signs of an exploitable vulnerability, bring it to a third-party computer repair technician to resolve the problem.