HTTPS-crippling FREAK attacks become cheaper and easier to carry out

    Date17 Mar 2015
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAlex
    There's more bad news surrounding the HTTPS-crippling FREAK vulnerability that came to light two weeks ago. A recently completed scan of the Internet revealed 10 percent of servers that support the underlying transport layer security protocol remain susceptible. Even worse, many of these laggards contain an additional weakness that drastically drives down exploitation costs, in the most extreme cases to just pennies per server.

    As Ars reported almost two weeks ago, so-called FREAK attacks

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