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Can malware be spotted in TLS without having to decrypt the traffic?

Malware may be hiding in TLS traffic.Decryption of traffic encrypted by Transport Layer Security is still a controversial topic. TLS, which has succeeded the deprecated Secure Sockets Layer as the acceptable standard technology for HTTPS and encrypted email, is crucial for ensuring that messages are not subject to prying eyes. In recent years, its importance has only increased in the wake of revelations about the extent of government surveillance worldwide, as well as the emergence of game-changing exploits such as Heartbleed. The latter made it crucial for everyone from hosting providers to e-commerce merchants to move to at least TLS 1.1 (but preferably TLS 1.2). Continue reading