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New RC4 attack dramatically reduces cookie decryption time

2015/07/15

Threatpost - (International) Belgian security researchers discovered biases in the Rivest Cipher 4 (RC4) encryption algorithm that could lead to attacks breaking encryption on websites running transport layer security (TLS) with RC4 and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) to perform actions under a victim's name or gain access to personal information.

Source: https://threatpost.com/new-rc4-attack-dramatically-reduces-plaintext-recovery-time/113808

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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