Windows 10: FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

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       03 Mar 2015 #1

    FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

    It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the NSA got Netscape to agree to deploy 40-bit cryptography in its International Edition while saving the more secure 128-bit version for the US version. By 2000, the rules changed and any browser could use higher security SSL. But that old insecure code was still being used and, fifteen years later, it's come back to bite us.
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  2.    03 Mar 2015 #1

    . . .where did it bite us. . .I am wondering because I didn't feel a thing.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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