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Why the SHA-1 collision means you should stop using the algorithm

Realistically speaking, if your software or system uses the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, it is unlikely that it will be exploited in the foreseeable future. But it is also extremely difficult to be certain that your system won't be the exception.
Unexpected though it may have been, the SHA-1 collision found by researchers at CWI Amsterdam and Google earlier this year is one of the biggest security stories of 2017 thus far.… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/03/why-sha-1-collision-means-you-should-stop-using-algorithm/

The SHA-1 hashing algorithm has been 'shattered'

Researchers from Google and CWI Amsterdam have created the first known collision of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, making a very strong case to ditch it.
Researchers from Google and CWI Amsterdam have created the first publicly known SHA-1 collision. SHA-1 is a hashing algorithm: it turns data of arbitrary size (such as a string… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/02/sha-1-hashing-algorithm-has-been-shattered/

It's 2016. Can we stop using MD5 in malware analyses?

While there are no actually risks involved in using MD5s in malware analyses, it reinforces bad habits and we should all start using SHA-256 instead.
When a security researcher comes across a new piece of malware, the first thing he (or she) does is check the file hash to see if it has been seen, or maybe even analysed, before.… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/07/its-2016-can-we-stop-using-md5-malware-analyses/

How broken is SHA-1 really?

SHA-1 collisions may be found in the next few months, but that doesn't mean that fake SHA-1-based certificates will be created in the near future. Nevertheless, it is time for everyone, and those working in security in particular, to move away from outdat…
Earlier this month, I gave a talk entitled "How Broken Is Our Crypto Really?" at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. In the presentation, I looked at vulnerabilities found in… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/03/how-broken-sha-1-really/

Throwback Thursday: Hash Woes

This Throwback Thursday we go back to 2004, when the entire crypto community was abuzz with the news that a group of Chinese researchers had demonstrated flaws in a whole set of hash functions - VB took a closer look to clarify the situation and draw less…
Just last week, VB Editor Martijn Grooten addressed an audience at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on the topic of cryptographic protocols that have supposedly been broken in… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/03/throwback-thursday-hash-woes/