Researchers Use PlayStation Cluster to Forge a Web Skeleton Key

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  1. patsu

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    http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/12/berlin.html

     
  2. Carl B

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    Patsu incidentally thanks for keeping some threads going in here lately, I've been way way distracted (and recently sick). :)

    Yeah, I saw this today (just now actually) and I was like, this is crazy. It's going to be some positive light on the Cell out of nowhere that's for sure, and the creation of the false certificate itself, I mean wow serious implications.

    Here's a link to the actual research release by the group:

    http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/

    As well as an indication of just how important/grave this discovery was:

     
  3. patsu

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    No problem !

    I'm in Chapter 9 of the Cell Programming book, installed YDL 6.1. Have been scanning for Cell information anyway.

    The incident is indeed major. Corporate infrastructures that rely on PKI are probably getting a quick internal review/audit now :)
     
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    It's a very tremendous oversight of Verisign that they still used MD5 for their certificates. MD5 was broken for more than a year and no one should use MD5 for any purpose anymore. Even SHA-1 is not trusted very well anymore and NIST is holding a contest for a next generation secure hash function.
     
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