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Playlist "MRMCD 101b"

The Hash Disaster

Rüdiger Weis

A lot of actual results show that all widely used hash functions (MD4,MD5,SHA,SHA-1) are broken in a cryptographic sense.

Even worse because of some internal design properties even practical attacks against MD*-based hash functions security systems could be shown. In this talk we discuss the cryptographic status and some first-aid workarounds. We also show the impossibility to establish a "Trusted" infrastructure based on a untrustable cryptographic function.