Backward compatibility bites again (like RC4 in WPA2)

coderman coderman at
Tue Mar 3 13:48:28 PST 2015

On 2/4/15, coderman <coderman at> wrote:
> ...
> 2015, RC4 still in WPA2, WPA2 still in everything, ... [0].

not RC4 specifically, but EXP-RC4-MD5 is the avenue:

"The export-grade RSA ciphers are the remains of a 1980s-vintage
effort to weaken cryptography so that intelligence agencies would be
able to monitor. This was done badly. So badly, that while the
policies were ultimately scrapped, they’re still hurting us today."

RC4, still hurting us today, too!

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