New FREAK Attack Threatens Many SSL Clients

    Date04 Mar 2015
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack. Researchers recently discovered that some SSL clients, including OpenSSL, will accept weak RSA keys
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