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January 7, 2009  3:35 AM

MD5 Hashing Algorithm No Longer Safe



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cryptography, hashing algorithm, MD5, Security, SHA1, Vulnerabilities

Just last week, two German security researchers, Alex Sotirov and Jacob Appelbaum, made a surprising announcement at the Chaos Communication Conference in Berlin: they had created a fraudulent Certificate Authority (CA) that had a valid signature from a root CA, Equifax, one of the oldest. The...

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