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Experimental Break-Ins Reveal Vulnerability In Internet, UNIX Computer Security

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January 14, 1999
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Duke University
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Duke University computer science researchers found that using an experimental computer, they could "crack"within an average 3.75 hours the encryption that protects such privately held information as credit card account numbers on the Internet.

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University computer science researchers found that using an experimental computer, they could "crack"within an average 3.75 hours the encryption that protects such privately held information as credit card account numbers on the Internet.


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