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New RC4 Attack Dramatically Reduces Cookie Decryption Time

16
Jul
2015
New RC4 Attack Dramatically Reduces Cookie Decryption Time

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Two Belgian security researchers from the University of Leuven have driven new nails into the coffin of the RC4 encryption algorithm.

A published paper, expected to be delivered at the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium next month in Washington, D.C., describes new attacks against RC4 that allow an attacker to capture a victim’s cookie and decrypt it in a much shorter amount of time than was previously possible.

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