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Re: Security team successfully cracks SSL using 200 PS3's and MD5 flaw.
From: Joe Abley <jabley () hopcount ca>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 11:00:34 -0500
On 2009-01-02, at 09:04, Rodrick Brown wrote:
A team of security researchers and academics has broken a core piece
of Internet technology. They made their work public at the 25th Chaos
Communication Congress in Berlin today. The team was able to create a
rogue certificate authority and use it to issue valid SSL certificates
for any site they want. The user would have no indication that their
HTTPS connection was being monitored/modified.
I read a comment somewhere else that while this is interesting, and
good work, and well done, in practice it's much easier to social-
engineer a certificate with a stolen credit card from a real CA than
it is to create a fake CA.
(I'd give proper attribution if I could remember who it was, but it
put things into perspective for me at the time so I thought I'd share.)
Re: Security team successfully cracks SSL using 200 PS3's and MD5 flaw. Joe Abley (Jan 02)
Re: Security team successfully cracks SSL using 200 PS3's and MD5 flaw. William Warren (Jan 02)