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aesir

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Does "fallback to" mean "fallback on"? Thanks

The POODLE attack (which stands for "Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption") is a man-in-the-middle exploit which takes advantage of Internet and security software clients' fallback to SSL 3.0.If attackers successfully exploit this vulnerability, on average, they only need to make 256 SSL 3.0 requests to reveal one byte of encrypted messages.
 
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    I think that I would have said: "a man-in-the-middle exploit which takes advantage of Internet and security software clients' reliance/dependency on SSL 3.0.

    SSL 3.0 is an encryption standard that's used to secure Web traffic using the HTTPS method. It has a flaw that could allow an attacker to decrypt information, such as authentication cookies, according to Microsoft.
    Microsoft Issues Advice on SSL 3.0 Security Vulnerability -- Redmondmag.com
     

    aesir

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    Thank you :idea: It would be awkward with "on" because it would be to fall back "ON" physically? Thanks again!
     
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