What is the POODLE attack? Describe what is does, when it was first descovered, and how can it be mitigated by network security professionals.
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The POODLE attack is a vulnerability based on a weakness of SSL ver.3.0 protocol; it was discovered by a Google Security Team formed around Bodo Möller, Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz (Duong, Kotowicz, & Moller, 2014). They documented the vulnerability in October 2014 and they called it “Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption”.
From technical perspective, the attack is facilitated by the usage of a MITM (Man-in-the-Middle) exploit that allows the hackers to perform...
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