Researchers develop quicker RC4 encryption algorithm attack

    Date21 Jul 2015
    CategoryCryptography
    2098
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Two researchers with the University of Leuven have developed a new, more practical attack technique that exposes weaknesses in the RC4 encryption algorithm. RC4 is one of the encryption techniques supported by HTTPS protocol, which ensures the security of web communications, and Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens indicated that their technique is so effective that users may want to consider no longer using the algorithm.
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