[Cryptography] FREAK attack

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Thu Mar 5 20:44:43 EST 2015

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd gmail.com>

> The myth is that cryptographers in 1995 did not understand the proper order
> of encryption and MACing. The reality is they did. Furthermore,  the RC4
> results date back to 1995 as well.

See section 8.2 (p115-7) of Practical Cryptography copyright 2003
and section 7.2 (p102-4) of Cryptography Engineering copyright 2010.

If this was as well known as you think why don't they show a preference
for encrypt-then-mac or describe block cipher padding oracles?


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