E-Commerce Times: Netscape For Linux Gets E-Commerce Security Boost

“Power PC open-source software solutions provider LinuxPPC, Inc.
has released an update to its version of the Netscape Web browser
for Linux that focuses on security issues vital to conducting
e-commerce transactions.”

LinuxPPC has updated its Netscape Communicator 4.7 browser
package with 128-bit encryption technology.
Due to export
restrictions, however, the software will only be made available for
download by U.S. and Canadian citizens. An Internet download
currently qualifies as an export.”

“According to Netscape, encryption bit count refers to the
strength and possibility of the technology. Encryption strength of
56-bit means that “there are billions of possible keys to decipher
the coded information, and only one of them works.” With 128-bit
encryption, however, “there are 4.7 billion trillion times as many
keys as with 56-bit encryption.”


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