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RE: [suse-security] SHA-1 broken - impact on SuSE linux versions
From: Thomas Knight (thomas.knightahds.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2005 - 09:07:45 CST
> No. So far you have a statement with no support. You will find websites
> that claim AES is broken. To my knowledge, this is false: none have
> submitted a proof to a refereed journal or conference.
I remember a third year "number theory and cryptography" class at university
(1993/4) when the lecturer got suddenly really excited because some chap had
said he'd developed a proof of Fermat's last theorum. He did point out that
people would be checking it thoroughly to see how rigid a proof it was, and
until then he'd wait and see.
I think this falls into the same category. It'd be a good thing to look at
the potential problems should the Chinese team have mnaged to break SHA1,
but let's not panic yet.
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