The Register also adds: “Chief culprits for the inertia are the Network Security Services package used to implement SSL in Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome browsers, and OpenSSL, an open-source code library that millions of websites use to deploy TLS . In something of a chicken-and-egg impasse, neither toolkit offers recent versions of TLS, presumably because the other one doesn’t. Ristic, who presented his findings at the Black Hat security conference in August, has found additional evidence that websites often delay deploying upgrades that fix SSL security holes. His analysis found that as much as 35 percent of websites had yet to patch a separate TLS vulnerability discovered in November 2009 that made it possible to inject text into encrypted traffic passing between two SSL endpoints . Researches said upgrading TLS is proving surprisingly difficult, mostly because almost every fix breaks widely used applications or technologies”. The media also added: “Also, that other applications that use the vulnerable TLS version – such as instant messaging and VPN programs -could be attacked with BEAST And if you’re wondering why a wide implementation of the newest versions of TLS has never happened even though they were released five and three years ago (respectively), the answer lays in the fact that updating it often means that other widely used technologies and popular applications won’t work as they should . This was corroborated by Duong, who say that they have been working with browser and SSL vendors since early May, but that every single proposed fix is incompatible with some existing SSL applications. The revelation that the last two versions (1.1 and 1.2) of the TLS cryptographic protocol are safe from such an attack gives almost no satisfaction, as the overwhelming majority of websites protected by it support version 1.0″, the media added. Now some Iranians ask: “Do the Mullahs use BEAST or the Mullah Beast ? Apparently the Mullah Beast is more dangerous than BEAST” And apparently Iranians only can have bad news in these days !