Johannes Faustus submits Experts have poured cold water on claims sweeping the Internet that Swiss researchers have cracked the ubiquitous SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol. SSL, used by Internet browsers for protecting information such as online banking passwords . . .
Johannes Faustus submits Experts have poured cold water on claims sweeping the Internet that Swiss researchers have cracked the ubiquitous SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol. SSL, used by Internet browsers for protecting information such as online banking passwords and credit card numbers in e-commerce applications, is widely regarded as the most important security software in existence.

Although several news sources--including the BBC--have proclaimed that a Swiss research team, operating from the Security and Cryptography Laboratory at the Department of Communication Systems at one of the country's highest-profile technology universities, EPFL, has "cracked" SSL, experts are keen to water down the claims.