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Weakness Found In Widely-used Online Encryption Method
2012-02-16 06:05:51

A team of U.S and European cryptanalysts has discovered an unexpected vulnerability in the encryption system commonly used to provide privacy and security to online shopping, banking, e-mail and other Internet transactions, according to a recent New York Times report. The weakness, which the scientists said involve a small but not insignificant number of cases, pertains to the way the system generates the random numbers used to prevent hackers from unscrambling digital messages. The...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.