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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 7:30 am    Post subject: SSL Cracked? Reply with quote

Here's an interesting news article folks (older version of SSL):
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/030220/afp/030220155403hightech.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That article lacked any details, but I'm more than certain it's the same issue that was on slashdot yesterday.

I do not completly understand the vulerability but it seems that it was basically that an incorrect cypher block returned a different length response, and using this they were able to narrow things down and use various methods to grab the cypher block that was used.

There is already a fix for this (check the annoucements forum on these message boards) so the issue is "fixed."
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/02/21/email.encryption.reut/index.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/02/21/email.encryption.reut/index.html
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