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FREAK, a vulnerability that reduces security in Android and Apple users

03/03/2015

A group of investigators, named SMACK, have discovered several vulnerabilities in OpenSSL and Apple's TLS/SSL, that could allow a MiTM attack, degrading the security of the connections, moving from a robust RSA encryption to a weak one, called export-RSA with key size 512.

They are affected multiple systems, including Android, Linux, Apple OS and Windows.