Surge in Scans Seeking SSL Servers

Posted by dave on Jul 22, 2004 7:13 PM EDT
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Internet scanning for servers running Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) has spiked in the past week, raising suspicions that hackers may be profiling targets for future attacks. SSL encrypts sensitive information for e-commerce transactions, and its presence can indicate a high-value target for crackers seeking to steal financial data. Scans of port 443, which is used by SSL, have surged since July 15.

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