POODLE & SSL 3.0

Steve Hardy / November 18th 2014 / Hosting / 0 comments

Recently a security researcher at Google announced that they had discovered a vulnerability in the SSL 3.0 protocol, codenamed POODLE (or Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption, if you’re not into acronyms). This vulnerability could allow a hacker to view some contents of secure connections over SSL 3.0

After making analysis of the traffic that flows through our network, we have decided to remove SSL 3.0 compatibility from all of our servers to prevent any POODLE attacks. Since less that 0.02% of traffic will be affected by this change, we feel this is an appropriate solution.

If you have any queries about this change, or have been affected please contact our support team.

About the Author - Steve Hardy

Steven leads our line-up of Linux & Windows specialists providing DOWO with its secure hosting platforms and 24/7 support team. Having previously worked in the NHS, managing multi-million pound ICT budgets, he has the skills and knowledge to protect highly sensitive information, control access and utilise that data in the most secure and reliable way. These skills have enabled DOWO Digital to develop first class web solutions and his commercial skills have provided us with a stable financial footing.