Ultimate Phish

December 31, 2008

So some Dutch guys figured out how to create trusted certificates using MD5 hash collisions that can pose as Ecommerce site certs.  Pretty awesome research.  Shame on the Root CA’s from using MD5 in the first place.  I would suspect that the Browser makers will update or disable the Root CA certs in their browsers for the offenders until such time that they can issue at least Sha-1 based certs.  Pretty awesome research if I do say so myself.  O yea.  The generated the collisions useing a whole room full of PS3 processors.



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