The Star: Swiss Crack SSL, Experts Go 'Ho-Hum'
Feb 21, 2003, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
"In addition, an attacker would have to be in control of a
network computer located in the middle of the two people
communicating over which the messages were flowing, he said.
"'It's possible, but it has limited applicability,' he said.
"[Avi Rubin] said patches are already available to fix the hole,
which affects one particular mode of OpenSSL. Like all so-called
'open source' software, OpenSSL is free software created by
developers who can modify it at any time..."