Crypto protocols mostly crocked says euro infosec think-tank ENISA

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It’s past time to plan the abandonment of legacy crypto, warns the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) in a new 96-page study providing recommendations for crypto designers that also says most protocols are hard to install in a secure fashion.

The good news, however: behind the huge amount of detail that you’d have to work through if you were actually implementing crypto, ENISA says (PDF) there are only two decisions that have to be made at the high level:

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