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nemo_outis
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      02-11-2006
cypher <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:dskpql$kb0$(E-Mail Removed):

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> "nemo_outis" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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>> Those who wish to further examine the question of whether MD5 is
>> broken or not should scan the current thread on sci.crypt
>> called:
>>
>> HMAC-MD5 shown not compromized by MD5 collisions

>
> Yes, you have right. The problem is that not all utilities are
> using HMAC algorithms for e.g. key derivation, and HMAC can't be
> used everywhere.
>
> We have good alternatives, so why we should not use them? We have
> *no* benefit from using MD5, so why stick to it? It doesn't matter
> if it is completly broken or not. SHA1 is much stronger than MD5,
> and we will still move to better hash functions.
>
> Regards,
> cypher



Yep, as I've said here before, MD5 should be abandoned. But we can afford
to walk, not run, to the exits

Regards,

 
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