Crypto cadre cloud-cracks SHA-1 with just $75k of compute cost

Crypto cadre cloud-cracks SHA-1 with just $75k of compute cost

Plans to retire cipher in 2017 may need to be brought forward

A crypto cadre has busted the SHA-1 security standard after using $US75,000 of cloud computing resources, handily undercutting conservative crypto cracking estimates and putting such an attack within reach of well-resourced groups.…