https & ssh the only wifi security necessary?

Todd Walton tdwalton at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 23:23:48 PDT 2005


On 7/3/05, Tracy R Reed <treed at ultraviolet.org> wrote:
> md5 has not been cracked.

If "cracked" means "made useless for the purpose of verifying whether
two files are the same or not", then yes it has.

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/06/more_md5_collis.html

"Two researchers from the Institute for Cryptology and IT-Security
have generated PostScript files with identical MD5-sums but entirely
different (but meaningful!) content."

I'm sure there are likely some applications where MD5 is still fine,
despite the attack.

-todd



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