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CWE - 327 : Use of a Broken or Risky Cryptographic Algorithm

CWE Definition
Number of vulnerabilities: 10
Description The use of a broken or risky cryptographic algorithm is an unnecessary risk that may result in the disclosure of sensitive information.The use of a non-standard algorithm is dangerous because a determined attacker may be able to break the algorithm and compromise whatever data has been protected. Well-known techniques may exist to break the algorithm.
Background Details Cryptographic algorithms are the methods by which data is scrambled. There are a small number of well-understood and heavily studied algorithms that should be used by most applications. It is quite difficult to produce a secure algorithm, and even high profile algorithms by accomplished cryptographic experts have been broken.
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