Thursday11 August 2022

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On February 23rd, 2017, Google published a paper on their security blog that showed how a SHA-1 collision was possible. It proved that the aging cryptographic and hashing standard was no longer a safe or secure method. Google showed that they could produce two different files yet have them show the same hash, thus causing a collision and getting around some of the file hashing systems in place at the time. The problem is that SHA-1 hashing is still in use today by many tools.

Published in Security Talk

84There is more news about the LinkedIn Data Breach as security firm Sophos reports that roughly 3.5 Million of the hashed passwords have been cracked. This is about 60% of the 5.8 Million unique passwords that were grabbed from a password database on the popular business connection site. The speed in which the passwords were cracked is of concerning.

Published in Editorials