Researchers: XML encryption standard is insecure
Researchers at the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) say they have succeededGerman language link in cracking parts of the XML encryption used in web services, thus making it possible to decrypt encrypted data. The official W3C XML encryption specification is designed to be used to protect data transmitted between online servers such as those used by e-commerce and financial institutions.
These days it seems that the only thing you can count on are your fingers
You don't need to be a genius to debug a pf.conf firewall ruleset, you just need the guts to run tcpdump