Flaw in Popular Algorithm MD5 <article>

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    In The Globe and Mail:

    By Declan McCullagh

    Encryption circles are buzzing with news that mathematical functions embedded in common security applications have previously unknown weaknesses.

    The excitement began Thursday with an announcement that French computer scientist Antoine Joux had uncovered a flaw in a popular algorithm called MD5, often used with digital signatures. Then four Chinese researchers released a paper that reported a way to circumvent a second algorithm, SHA-0.

    The Article in the Globe and Mail
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