So what’s the internet community doing about the NSA cracking VPN, HTTPS encryption? • The Register

Now that the cat is firmly out the bag, and it’s clear that the NSA has cracked the encryption behind, potentially, a huge amount of internet traffic, the question inevitably turns to: what are internet engineers going to do about it?

Clearly the experts at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have pondered the same question: a blog post on Thursday by IETF chairman Jari Arkko and security specialist Paul Wouters outlines how to beef up the internet’s security.

The post’s title references a crucial element at the heart of the security flap: the Diffie-Hellman key-exchange protocol.

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