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Re: Antwort: Re: ... Re: dangerous implementation of rep-sharing cache for fsfs

From: Mark Mielke <mark_at_mark.mielke.cc>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 10:40:28 -0400

On 07/01/2010 08:00 AM, michael.felke_at_evonik.com wrote:
> Thanks for your wishes,
> but it seems that I will never be famous:
> "Hash Function Update Due to Potential Weakness Found in SHA-1"
> http://www.rsa.com/rsalabs/node.asp?id=2834

I read that article several years ago. Correct me if I am wrong - but
the article does not describe a "real world collision". It describes how
it is technically possible to find a collision in fewer than previous
thought sample. Where "find" does not mean real world document. It's
still theoretical that a real life a.c will collide with a real life
z.jpg in the same repository.

If real life examples start to crop up - we know things absolutely need
to be fixed.

As long as things stay in the realm of theory and manipulated scenarios
- the situation is quite different.

It's similar to the technical potential for failure in RAM and hard
disks. But, we choose to use these for some reason...


Mark Mielke<mark_at_mielke.cc>
Received on 2010-07-01 16:44:23 CEST

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