Windows Security. TLS – Part 2 (Remove CBC Ciphers)

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Overview of Cipher-Block Chaining (CBC) ciphers Cipher-Block Chaining (CBC) mode is a commonly used mode of operation for symmetric encryption algorithms. While it offers some advantages, it also harbours known vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers to compromise the security of your data. CBC ciphers are not specific to a version of SSL or […]

Windows Security. TLS – Part 1 (Disable Deprecated TLS Protocols)

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Why Disable Deprecated TLS Protocols? Standard builds of Windows operating systems can have features enabled in them that ideally need turning off. One of these is the requirement to remove deprecated versions of SSL / TLS from Windows.  This is mainly done for Enhanced Security: Reduces vulnerability to exploits. Older TLS versions have know security vulnerabilities […]