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Old 03-06-2016, 01:32 AM   #1
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LXer: DROWN Flaw Illustrates Dangers of Intentionally Weak Crypto


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Calls for encryption backdoors that date back to the 1990s are coming back to haunt the industry 20 years later with DROWN, security experts say. The flaw that researchers found with DROWN center around the fact that during the so called Crypto Wars of the 1990s President Bill Clinton's administration insisted that US government have a way to break the encryption that was exported outside of the United States.

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