I have read numerous times that the RC4 cipher itself is considered broken in TLS. Still many websites are using the TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA configuration even to date.

Now, I know that sometimes different uses of a cipher mitigate different attack scenarios, so my question is straightforward: Is this particular cipher configuration still considered secure, or are companies just not fast enough in changing to other configurations?

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    $\begingroup$ Take a look at this question and answers. $\endgroup$
    – mikeazo
    May 12, 2014 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @mikeazo Thank you for pointing me there. I had kind of the same idea from reading around prior to asking, just wanted to make sure. I think it's sad that there is better cryptography available and usable, but not used because people are slow in switching. $\endgroup$ May 12, 2014 at 12:11


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