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

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Fri Jan 2 10:38:14 CST 2009


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 at swm.pp.se




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