13-year-old SSL/TLS Weakness Exposing Sensitive Data in Plain Text

The most popular and widely used encryption scheme has been found to be weaker with the disclosure of a new attack that could allow attackers to steal credit card numbers, passwords and other sensitive data from transmissions protected by SSL (secure sockets layer) and TLS (transport layer security) protocols.

The attack leverages a 13-year-old weakness in the less secure Rivest Cipher 4 (

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