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No, not at all. Heartbleed is (as far as the general public and industry are aware) a bug that has only just been found. It works by sending a specially crafted request to the server that results in the client receiving a small chunk of memory (64 K to be exact) that *can* contain things like secret keys that can lead to user login details.

SSLStrip just forwards all HTTPS requests to the equivalent HTTP site. You can then perform a MITM attack to snatch all the plaintext login attempts sent over the network to the gateway.

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What certificate errors? The whole point is that the web site uses http as far as the end-user can tell, so there is no cert checking going on.

There is no http version of the website required for sslstrip to work, though you do need a launch point to go from http to https.

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What certificate errors? The whole point is that the web site uses http as far as the end-user can tell, so there is no cert checking going on.

There is no http version of the website required for sslstrip to work, though you do need a launch point to go from http to https.

Of course there needs to be an HTTP version of the website, else it can't redirect/strip. For example Gmail. It doesn't have an HTTP version so SSLStrip doesn't work for it. If you use Chrome or Firefox, they will give you certificate errors for loads of websites.

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Gmail doesn't work because there's no http page that links to an https version of the site, which is what ssltrip relies on. Most banks don't run http versions of their banking interface, but they have a link to them on an https site, which is all ssltrip needs.

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