Microsoft confirms FREAK vulnerability affects Windows as well


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Microsoft confirmed today, the FREAK Attack vulnerability that exists in Secure Channel (Schannel), affects all versions of Windows. The Schannel is a security package that implements the SSL/TLS authentication protocols. The authentication process can now be used as an exploit that allows would-be attackers the ability to downgrade an encrypted SSL/TLS session while forcing client systems to use a weaker and export-grade RSA cipher in the process.

If you pop onto the site above it will check whether your browser is vulnerable to attack. Apparently the latest Chrome is fine as is IE (version 11.0.9800.0. the one that comes with win 10 build 9926)

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