Security team successfully cracks SSL using 200 PS3's and MD5 flaw.

Marshall Eubanks tme at multicasttech.com
Sun Jan 4 08:37:20 CST 2009


There is a discussion of this going on in CFRG.

https://www.irtf.org/mailman/listinfo/cfrg

Regards
Marshall

On Jan 4, 2009, at 2:22 AM, Hank Nussbacher wrote:

> At 06:44 PM 03-01-09 +0100, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jan 2009, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
>>
>>> You mean like for BGP neighbors?  Wanna suggest an alternative? :-)
>>
>> Well, most likely MD5 is better than the alterantive today which is  
>> to run no authentication/encryption at all.
>>
>> But we should push whoever is developing these standards to go for  
>> SHA-1 or equivalent instead of MD5 in the longer term.
>
> Who is working on this?  I don't find anything here:
> http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/idr-charter.html
>
> All I can find is:
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2385.txt
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3562.txt
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4278.txt
>
> Nothing on replacing MD5 for BGP.
>
> -Hank
>
>





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