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Another FREAK bug found inside the FREAK bug

Another FREAK bug found inside the FREAK bug
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Remember the FREAK bug I told you about earlier this month that can trick your Internet connection into switching to an outdated, easily hackable 512-bit RSA encryption key that is easier to crack? Well, researchers at Royal Holloway in England looked into the bug ended up exposing another serious computer problem entirely.

They decided to use a fast network scanner called Zmap to check up on the FREAK vulnerability, and measure how many servers still needed patching.

Zmap is a tool that lets the researchers scam just about every active computer on the Internet in just an hour. After running the scan, the researchers found that around 10% of the servers on the Internet are still vulnerable to FREAK. But, that's not all. They also accidentally discovered another serious flaw.

Next page: Find out what Royal Holloway discovered.
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