[Ach] bettercrypto.org using non-optimal crypto?

Alan Orth alan.orth at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 15:32:42 CEST 2014

Hey, all.

I was just curious and checked the negotiated cipher suite used for
bettercrypto.org, and I was a bit surprised to see that my Chrome 35 in
GNU/Linux negotiated AES_256_CBC for encryption and SHA1 for message

SSL Labs gives an A+, but this doesn't seem optimal.  AES-CBC is
vulnerable to padding oracle attacks and SHA1 is a dubious hashing
algorithm by 2014 standards.


Alan Orth
alan.orth at gmail.com
"I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my
telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how
to use my telephone." -Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of C++
GPG public key ID: 0x8cb0d0acb5cd81ec209c6cdfbd1a0e09c2f836c0
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