Security researchers announce “first practical” SHA-1 collision attack

Security researchers announce “first practical” SHA-1 collision attack

 Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam working with a team from Google Research say they have found a faster way to compromise the SHA-1 hash algorithm — announcing what they describe as “the first practical technique for generating a SHA-1 collision” a in a blog post today. Read More

Privacy experts worry over Homeland Security’s possible move to collect travelers’ passwords

Privacy experts worry over Homeland Security’s possible move to collect travelers’ passwords


As the United States struggles with the international response of the new immigration ban, the Department of Homeland Security has created some more tension. In a congressional hearing earlier this week, John F. Kelly, the head of the DHS, shared new technical requirements for visa applicants. Kelly’s proposal calls for…