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Old 02-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Researchers find flaw in online encryption

A team of European and American mathematicians and cryptographers have discovered an unexpected weakness in the encryption system widely used worldwide for online shopping, banking, email and other internet services...

"Some people may say that 99.8 per cent security is fine," he said. That still means that about as many as two out of every 1000 keys would not be secure.


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Old 02-17-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Thanks for the awesome heads-up!
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, and I'm about to spring for Alan Wake on STEAM with my credit card
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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Re: Researchers find flaw in online encryption

I'm not sure, but I would believe that the vulnerability would be more prevalent between the card processing service and the banking industry.

This is where the attack would most likely happen IMO.

Instead of your one time $45.00 transaction, multiply that by 100,000, and you realize the gravity of the threat.
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