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Submission + - SSL 3.0 Protocol Author Says Key Length Doesn't Really Matter (esecurityplanet.com)

darthcamaro writes: In 1996, Paul Kocher helped to change the online world we all use today by co-authoring the SSL 3.0 spec. Now 17 years later, Kocher explained in a video interview that most software is 'screwed up' and security in general is a mess.
While some people debate SSL key length as being an arbiter of good security, Kocher has another view:

"Arguing about key length is like arguing for about how thick a bullet-proof door you should have," Kocher said. "Of the things that I lie awake at night worrying about, the underlying math of the algorithms is not what I'm worried about; it's how the algorithms are used and the implementations."


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