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Month: November 2015

How did they break Diffie-Hellman??

“Relax—it’s not true that researchers have broken the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol. Earlier this year, a research paper presented a new attack against the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol. Among other things, the paper came with a reasonable explanation of how the NSA might be able to read a lot of the Internet’s VPN traffic. I wrote a blog about this in May. Last month, the paper was presented at the ACM CCS 2015 conference and thus made the news again. While the research does have serious implications, it did not signal the end of the use of the Diffie-Protocol...

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Wireshark 2.0 with Tony Fortunato

“I occasionally download and check out the current Wireshark development release, which has been in the works for nearly two years. The main attraction of the updated open source network protocol analyzer is that it will introduce everyone to the Qt interface, which promises to be more responsive and generally improve Wireshark performance. I recently put Wireshark version 2.0.0rc2 through its paces throughout the day to see if I can use it for my day-to day work and training. Far from being a comprehensive review, this blog covers my thoughts and general impressions of the current development version.” –...

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