So you’re a fully signed up ‘tin foil hatter’ and you have an old app that communicates over the internet but doesn’t use SSL?

Not to worry, there is a solution for you and its called stunnel.

Stunnel is available for both Linux and Windows, and simply put creates an SSL tunnel from one machine or server to another.

So why use stunnel? Well stunnel…

… provides an extra layer of security to an internet based application.
… secures data previously transmitted in plain text.
… protects your exploitable services by hiding them behind stunnel.

So what else can it be used for? Well…

… you could use it to fool certain websites into thinking you are in a different location.
… it can be used as a simple ‘bouncer’ for pretty much anything!

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