[SATLUG] MD5 hashing algorithm cracked

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 11:40:01 CST 2009


Luis Garza wrote:
> Techjaws reports that the 25th annual Choas Communication Conference has
> demonstrated an application that can crack the MD5 hashing algorithm.  What
> uses the MD5 hashing algorithm?  SSL Certificates, passwords ... Who uses the
> MD5 hashing algorithm? Verisign.

IIRC, most if not all of the CAs have or are in the process of changing to SHA1.

   -- Bruce


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