RC4


Threatpost News Wrap, August 26, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest on ShadowBrokers and Cisco, Sweet32, decryptors for the Wildfire ransomware, and some gaming forum breaches.


The RC4 and SHA-1 algorithms have taken a lot of hits in recent years, with new attacks popping up on a regular basis. Many security experts and cryptographers have been recommending that vendors begin phasing the two out, and Microsoft on Tuesday said that is now recommending to developers that they deprecate RC4 and stop using the SHA-1 hash algorithm.

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