Boffins 'crack' HTTPS encryption in Lucky Thirteen attack
- — Feb. 7, 2013, 1:01 a.m.
The security of web transactions is again in the spotlight as a pair of UK cryptographers take aim at TLS.
Like 2011's much-talked-about BEAST attack, it has a groovy name: Lucky Thirteen.
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