An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client. SSL renegotiation attacks can readily take advantage of this asymmetric workload. Watch this video to learn how to easily mitigate these attacks.
Open Sources blogger Simon Phipps is a well-known and respected leader in the free software community, having been involved at a strategic level in some of the world’s leading technology companies. He worked with OSI standards in the 1980s, on the first commercial collaborative conferencing software in the 1990s, and helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM. He was a founding director of the Open Mobile Alliance. Today he's an independent open source consultant and a director of the Open Source Initiative.