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Factoring RSA Export Keys (FREAK)

Author: HollyGraceful    Published: 21 October 2022    Last Updated: 03 November 2022

Factoring RSA Export Keys (FREAK) is an attack against “export ciphers suites” which are cipher suites that have intentionally limited security due to prior regulation within the United States. This regulation placed restrictions on the strength of encryption algorithms used in software for exportation. This attack was demonstrated in 2015 and can allow an attacker who is able to perform an interception attack against HTTPS traffic to decrypt message contents.

It is recommended that:

  • All export cipher suites are disabled




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SSL/TLS Vulnerabilities