50 percent of legitimate Internet communication uses weak encryption algorithms according to findings of the TeleTrusT – security association used in 2% of all Internet communications SSL, 0.5% of IPsec. These data are based on surveys of the Institute for Internet security if(is). Percentage appears this little, but based on the entire Internet a considerable size, especially since one can assume that that 2% is particularly sensitive data transfer. Prof. Dr.
Pohlmann, TeleTrusT Chairman and if(is)-Direktor: “A profile for SSL communications is selected server-side automated, using encryption algorithms, such as RC4 or of variants, by which one can assume that E.g. the NSA able is to decrypt them”. Alternative is, for example, ‘256-bit AES’ in use, which can not be decrypted according to current knowledge. You have to ask in this context, why half the legitimate Internet communication may be unsafe Algorithms are used. Also one must conclude that publicly available SSL technology has vulnerabilities that could be used for example by the NSA for attacks. TeleTrusT prompts users in Germany in their own interest, server to configure that only recognized secure encryption algorithms are applied and always the latest available software updates are implemented. TeleTrusT security Federation The German IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) is a network of excellence, which includes domestic and foreign members from science, industry and administration, as well as thematically related partner organisations. TeleTrusT offers forums for experts, organized events or event participation and comments on current questions of security.
TeleTrusT is the “TeleTrusT European Bridge CA” (ECWM; PKI-Vertrauensverbund), the expert certificate “TeleTrusT information security professional” (T.I.S.P.) as well as the quality mark “IT security made in Germany”. Headquarters of the Federation is Berlin. TeleTrusT is a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). TeleTrusT Federal IT security association, Dr. Holger Muhlbauer, Managing Director, Chausseestrasse 17, 10115 Berlin Tel.