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Look Out, Firefox 3 — IE8 Is Back On Top For Now

JakusMinimus Re:Security? (662 comments)

an entire bowel of free after dinner mints

What a terrible image!

What is so terrible about minty-fresh poop?

more than 5 years ago
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CCC Create a Rogue CA Certificate

JakusMinimus Re:No weakness (300 comments)

Firstly, from this article:

The attack is based on known weaknesses in the cryptographic hash function known as MD5. In 2004, researchers from China showed it was possible to generate the same MD5 fingerprint for two different messages using off-the-shelf computer hardware. Three years later, a separate group of researchers - many who participated in Tuesday's presentation in Berlin - built off of those findings by showing how to have almost complete freedom in the choice of both messages.

Maybe I am missing some precision thrust of meaning with your choice of words but my understanding is that the researchers utilized brute force to readily take advantage of a known weakness of MD5. No, it is not broken for everything, but it is most definitively broken for use within the PKI infrastructure (signing certificates).

more than 5 years ago

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JakusMinimus JakusMinimus writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Who hasn't accidentally clicked on the goat sex link and then stared in awe, disgust, and [place visceral emotion here]? Something I would have rather spent my life not seeing but hey, now I'm in the in crowd (ugh, awful pun that).

So, I'm reading some comments on the peek-a-booty project article and lo-and-behold. At first I was saying "WTF" to myself, then I looked closer. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

It's still disgusting, but damn it had me in tears laughing.

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