Bit by the POODLE

October 22, 2014

Well, the internet was all abuzz about POODLE and it finally bit me. I use selenium with phantomjs to do some web scraping. One of the sites I scrap uses SSL and they removed SSLv3 because of the POODLE vulnerability. When loading a page with phantomjs, it would not load but instead stay on the “about:blank” page. All the Googles say that I should just set --ignore-ssl-errors but that didn’t help. I realized that it was probably an SSL protocol issue when I saw that phantomjs uses only sslv3 by default. You have to tell phantomjs to use other versions like this: --ssl-protocol=any.