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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..."

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