How to Protect Yourself from NSA Attacks on 1024-bit DH

Honestly, even if you “have nothing to hide”, it’s still a good idea to beef up your security settings. Privacy is a basic human right, and to give up on that right is to give up on freedom itself.

In a post on Wednesday, researchers Alex Halderman and Nadia Heninger presented compelling research suggesting that the NSA has developed the capability to decrypt a large number of HTTPS, SSH, and VPN connections using an attack on common implementations of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange algorithm with 1024-bit primes.

Source: How to Protect Yourself from NSA Attacks on 1024-bit DH | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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