In order to execute their attack, Rizzo and Duong use BEAST Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS against a victim who is on a network on which they have a man-in-the-middle position.


So in order to “break” the AES component of SSL 3.0 you have to already have compromised the client/server in another way by inserting yourself  inside the data stream?  no big deal here.  If the machine/s are already compromised then all other security is moot.  This is nothing to be concerned about..keep your machine clean and this “attack” is no big deal.

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