We often hear of websites turning to Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect their information from hackers. However, it seems that by having the SSL encryption, websites are putting themselves at risk for a different type of attack. Instead of having their data open to interception by hackers, the SSL comes with a vulnerability that allows the hacker to temporarily bring down the website entirely.

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Karsten Nohl, a German computer engineer that published algorithms to secure wireless voice calls for mobile operators in 2009, is back to secure the next generations of sensitive data. This time, Nohl will help protect mobile phones’ Internet data, but first he had to prove to mobile providers just how insecure their encryption really is.

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