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March 26, 2012, 08:34:44 AM
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http://pressoffice.mg.co.za/securitysummit2012/PressRelease.php?StoryID=228224

"Frans Lategan, who will be one of the expert speakers at the annual ITWeb Security Summit, in May, says he will reveal for the first time at the Summit newly-discovered weaknesses in the gold standard cryptography."

[ x ] MD5
[ x ] SHA-1
[ ? ] SHA-2

Curious how potential collisions continue to be found.
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The "R" in RSA figured a 129-digit number would take 40 quadrillion years to factor, yet it was accomplished in less than 20 years.

Can such predictions really take into account unknown unknowns?

<tinfoilhat>Curious how the US Government completely dropped the case against Phil Zimmermann. Did they realise they were fighting a losing battle against free software? Or could there be something more sinister at play?</tinfoilhat>

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The "R" in RSA figured a 129-digit number would take 40 quadrillion years to factor, yet it was accomplished in less than 20 years.

Can such predictions really take into account unknown unknowns?

<tinfoilhat>Curious how the US Government completely dropped the case against Phil Zimmermann. Did they realise they were fighting a losing battle against free software? Or could there be something more sinister at play?</tinfoilhat>


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