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Google kills SHA-1 with successful collision attack

It's official: The SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm has been "SHAttered." Google successfully broke SHA-1. Now what?After years of warning that advances in modern computing meant a...

First Practical SHA-1 Collision Attack Arrives

Researchers unveiled the first-ever practical collision attack the cryptographic hash function SHA-1.

At death’s door for years, widely used SHA1 function is now...

(credit: Bob Embleton) For more than six years, the SHA1 cryptographic hash function underpinning Internet security has been at death's door. Now it's...

Encryption in 2016: Small victories add up

Technology development seems to gallop a little faster each year.But there's always one laggard: encryption. Why the deliberate pace? Because a single, small mistake...

Security! experts! slam! Yahoo! management! for! using! old! crypto!

Suits should have done more to protect users, rather than user numbers ANALYSIS Fallen web giant Yahoo! has been branded negligent for failing to tackle...

Moment of truth: Web browsers and the SHA-1 switch

The long-awaited SHA-1 deprecation deadline of Jan. 1, 2017, is almost here.At that point, we’ll all be expected to use SHA-2 instead.So the question...

Microsoft plans St Valentine’s Day massacre for SHA‑1

End of the line for weak hash as web giants finally act The death knell for the SHA‑1 cryptographic hash function will be sounded, now...

Don’t let banks fool you, the blockchain really does have other...

Gov.UK missing out on the real value? We're shocked, we tell you...Shocked! Analysis It is a truth universally acknowledged that executives in the financial sector...

As we speak, teen social site is leaking millions of plaintext...

reader comments 32 Share this story A social hangout website for teenage girls has sprung a leak that's exposing plaintext passwords protecting...