Understanding LogJam in Layman’s Terms

“LogJam”, discovered by a group of academic security researchers, is the latest security bug to put Internet users at risk and send developers scrambling to deploy configuration changes and software patches. LogJam allows a sophisticated and well-funded hacker to decrypt encrypted communications sent using a wide range of protocols by exploiting the initial key exchange process called Diffie-Hellman. It is still unclear if state level hackers have taken advantage of LogJam, but the researchers who discovered this problem have done the math and it seems a reasonable possibility given the enormous budgets available to groups such as the NSA....

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