Outdated Cryptographic Protocols Put Vast Amounts of Network Traffic at Risk
A recent study by Quantum Xchange reveals that a large percentage of network traffic has encryption flaws and is unencrypted, posing a significant risk to businesses. Outdated cryptographic protocols like TLS 1.0 and SSL v3 are still widely used, particularly in industries like healthcare. The healthcare sector is particularly concerning, as up to 92% of all traffic on hospital networks is unencrypted. Furthermore, many host pairs communicate through unencrypted channels, and there is a slow migration to newer encryption protocols like TLS 1.3. The study highlights the importance of strong cryptography in protecting systems from cybersecurity risks and emphasizes the need for organizations to update their encryption practices.