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Logjam TLS vulnerability is academic, not catastrophic

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Jun
2015
Logjam TLS vulnerability is academic, not catastrophic

Technology safety and security concept

Logjam is a new weakness in TLS that allows an attacker to downgrade the cryptography on a connection; it is similar to another recent on TLS calledFREAK. To help us understand why widespread panic is unnecessary, let’s look at what a practical attack would get the attacker, and what that attack would require.

An attacker leveraging Logjam could see all the data that the victim thought was protected by TLS.

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