FREAK

What is FREAK? - Factoring RSA Export Keys (FREAK) is an attack vector that exploits a cryptographic weakness in SSL/TLS protocols due to compliance with U.S. cryptographic export regulations. This vulnerability was found in the limitation placed on exportable software and required them to use public key pairs with RSA moduli of 512 bits or less. At the time it was intended as a way for the government to break the encryption if needed, but due to an increase in computing power anyone can now perform this attack.

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