An anonymous reader writes: 90% of all SSL-based VPNs use insecure or outdated encryption. According to research conducted by information security firm High-Tech Bridge, almost three-quarters of all SSL VPNs use the outdated SSLv3 and SSLv2. In addition, another three-quarters use untrusted certificates exposing users to MitM attacks. 74% use SHA-1 to sign certificates, while 5% of all SSL VPNs still use MD5. All of a sudden, VPNs don't look that secure anymore.