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Boffins 'crack' HTTPS encryption in Lucky Thirteen attack

| Thursday, February 7, 2013
The security of online transactions is again in the spotlight as a pair of UK cryptographers take aim at TLS.

TLS, or Transport Layer Security, is the successor to SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer.

It's the system that puts the S into HTTPS (that's the padlock you see on secure websites), and provides the security for many other protocols, too.

Like 2011's infamous BEAST attack, it has a groovy name: Lucky Thirteen.

Read more: Naked Security

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