1997-10-28 - Fortify

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From: Jeremey Barrett <jeremey@bluemoney.com>
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
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UTC Datetime: 1997-10-28 07:27:00 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 15:27:00 +0800

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From: Jeremey Barrett <jeremey@bluemoney.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 15:27:00 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Fortify
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Saw this on BoS...

To: best-of-security@cyber.com.au
Subject: BoS: 128bit for Netscape ouside the US
From: Stef Hoeben <Stefan.Hoeben@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:00:54 +0100 (MET)
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A program, called Fortify, has been developed that hacks
Netscape to provide strong encryptioni.e. 168bit 3DES or
128bit RC4).
Available on most platforms and for both versions 3.0
and 4.0 of Netscape. Freely available on the site
below and only some 500K.


We have tested it on one of our pc's
...and it worked.
-> DES-CBC3-SHA connections with my own testserver have been made
-> Netscape: "high-grade encryption key for U.S. domestic use only"