SSL vulnerabilities

Bruce Schneier’s advice on the recently announced SSL vulnerability is sensible, but it raises the bigger issue that we’re too slow in responding to flaws in critical, embedded systems. Experience has shown that it takes years, if not decades, to eradicate implementations of outdated cryptographic systems. The real learning point is that we need to step up our contingency planning in this increasingly critical area. Just what would you do if SSL/TLS was thoroughly compromised?    

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