MD5 Encryption Considered Harmful

A group of 7 researchers have been able to successfully hack an MD5 encrypted security certificate. While this is a critical security risk, most security certificates do not use MD5 encryption in their generating processes. The more common security certificate and digital signature encryption type is SHA-1. The full explanation of their findings can be read at http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/.

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