Mac Developer: How the NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections | Ars Technica
How the NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections | Ars Technica
"Breaking a single, common 1024-bit prime would allow NSA to passively decrypt connections to two-thirds of VPNs and a quarter of all SSH servers globally. Breaking a second 1024-bit prime would allow passive eavesdropping on connections to nearly 20% of the top million HTTPS websites. In other words, a one-time investment in massive computation would make it possible to eavesdrop on trillions of encrypted connections."
Ah, it's so difficult to get software to work exactly as you intended it. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...
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