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Crypto needs more transparency, researchers warn

Publish primes with seeds, so we know there are no backdoors Researchers with at the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA)...

OpenSSL swats a dozen bugs, one notable nasty

Denial of service dross dead. A dozen flaws have been patched in OpenSSL, including one high severity hole that allows denial of service attacks. The OpenSSL...

Citrix swats Sweet32 bug by just turning off old ciphers

You can even leave out the turning it on again - this bug's not worth its brand, really Citrix has pushed back a little against...

Yes, you can hack cell phones like on Mr. Robot—just not...

EnlargeNBCUniversal Warning: This piece contains minor spoilers for the most recent episode of Mr. Robot (S2E9) reader comments 1 Share this story Time and...

Big data busts crypto: ‘Sweet32’ captures collisions in old ciphers

Boffins blow up Blowfish and double down on triple DES Researchers with France's INRIA are warning that 64-bit ciphers – which endure in TLS configurations...

New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

There is now a practical, relatively fast attack on 64-bit block ciphers that lets attackers recover authentication cookies and other credentials from HTTPS-protected sessions,...

HTTPS and OpenVPN face new attack that can decrypt secret cookies

Enlarge / From an upcoming paper laying out a new attack against 64-bit block ciphers used by HTTPS and OpenVPN.Karthikeyan Bhargavan and Gaëtan Leurent reader...