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

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Fri Jan 2 15:09:32 CST 2009


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.
>
> http://hackaday.com/2008/12/30/25c3-hackers-completely-break-ssl-using-200-ps3s/
> http://phreedom.org/research/rogue-ca/
>
>
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> [ Rodrick R. Brown ]
> http://www.rodrickbrown.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/rodrickbrown
>
>
>   
ssl itself wasn't cracked they simply exploited the known vulnerable md5 
hashing.  Another hashing method needs to be used.




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