The Horse Is Out Of The Encryption Barn, What's Next?

Since the NSA has now apparently broken the encryption for a lot of web traffic, now what? It's a worrisome and rather depressing scenario.
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.
We seem to keep learning that many of the "outlandish" cyber-snooping claims made by Edward Snowden were in fact correct.


More of a guideline than a rule, apparently

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