A Google Inc spokesman said on Tuesday that researchers with the company have uncovered a vulnerability in widely used SSL web encryption technology, finding a bug in the SSL 3.0 protocol.

SSL 3.0 is nearly 15 years old, but it is still widely used, Google said, in a Tuesday evening blog post.

Even browsers that use newer protocols will retry failed connections with older protocol versions, including SSL 3.0.

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