[BitTorrent] SHA-0 Broken, MD5 Rumored Broken

Martin Nilsson yahoo at mani.user.lysator.liu.se
Mon Aug 23 10:10:41 EDT 2004


Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> All?
> The goal/purpose of secure hashing algorightms is to make it infeasable 
> to compute/find collissions.
> This goal was clearly broken, so I think it's 'safe' to say the 
> algorithm itself shouldn't be considered 'secure' anymore.

It hasn't been considered secure since 1995, when NSA told NIST to 
replace SHA-0 with SHA-1. And that MD5 would also be insecure is not a 
far feched conclusion, since SHA-0 is based on MD5.

/Martin Nilsson




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