February 26, 2016

90 Percent of All SSL VPNs Use Insecure or Outdated Encryption

vpn-use-insecureInformation security firm High-Tech Bridge has conducted a study of SSL VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and discovered that nine out of ten such servers don't provide the security they should be offering, mainly because they are using insecure or outdated encryption.

Additionally, researchers also note that 74% of certificates are signed with SHA-1 signatures, and 5% with MD5 hashes, both considered outdated. 41% of all SSL VPNs also used insecure 1024 key lengths for their RSA certificates, even if, for the past years, any RSA key length below 2048 was considered to be highly insecure.

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