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Re: Security team successfully cracks SSL using 200 PS3's and MD5 flaw.
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike () swm pp se>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 17:38:14 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 2 Jan 2009, Joe Greco wrote:

Anyways, I was under the impression that the whole purpose of the
revocation capabilities of SSL was to deal with problems like this, and

How to revoke the CA is actually in the file. The fake CA they created didn't have any revokation.

MD5 is broken, don't use it for anything important.

The reason for their exercise is just as you said, they executed in practice what had been said to be possible since around 2004-2006. This is obviously needed for people to start paying attention.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike () swm pp se


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