Wednesday March 04, 2015

Old Security Flaw Leaves Apple And Android Users Vulnerable

How does stuff like this happen? Seriously, a security flaw from the 1990s? eek!

A team of cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw from way back in the '90s still leaves users today vulnerable to cyberattacks. They've dubbed it "Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Key" or FREAK, and it renders everyone who uses Safari on Mac and iOS devices or Android's stock browser susceptible to hacking when they visit certain "secure" websites.