BREACH Attacks Revived to Steal Private Messages from Gmail, Facebook

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The BREACH attack hasn’t been top of mind since the summer of 2013, but two researchers have found new ways to exploit and persistently attack traffic, including Gmail and Facebook chat sessions. The research was shared late last week in Singapore at Black Hat Asia where Dimitris Karakostas of the National Technical University of Athens and Dionysis Zindros of the University of Athens debuted their attack framework called Rupture, and demonstrated how BREACH can be resurrected to steal private messages sent over Gmail and Facebook.

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