Sunday, March 25, 2007

SHA-1 Is Now Crack-able

Cracking MD5 (Message Digest 5) and now, SHA-1 (Secure Hashing Algorithm), she and her team are a bunch of geniuses. They managed to crack the widely used SHA1 hashing algorithm which supposedly, succeeded MD5 after being scrambled by the same Chinese Associate Prof. Wang Xiaoyun of Tshinghua University and Shangdong University of Technology.

This lines up a series of questions i guess about your current implementation, and of course, what's next. Big software companies should take this seriously. It will be in no time that the reverse engineering techniques are available publicly, till then, scramble for another scrambler.

Source article: http://en.epochtimes.com/tools/printer.asp?id=50336
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