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ex-blog Information security world February 2005 Entries
SHA-1 Broken
From Bruce Schneier blog: SHA-1 has been broken. Not a reduced-round version. Not a simplified version. The real thing. The research team of Xiaoyun Wang, Yiqun Lisa Yin, and Hongbo Yu (mostly from Shandong University in China) have been quietly circulating a paper announcing their results: collisions in the the full SHA-1 in 2**69 hash operations, much less than the brute-force attack of 2**80 operations based on the hash length. collisions in SHA-0 in 2**39 operations. collisions in 58-round SHA-1 ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:45 AM

Microsoft Security Response Center blog

Found Microsoft Security Response Center blog [via Valery Pryamikov] and Stephen Toulouse blog - subscribed.

[Update 2005/04/13] blog moved to new location.

Posted On Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:24 PM

Windows Server SP1 and x64 edition
It seems that time Windows Server SP1 and x64 editions (amd64, EM64T) would be released soon. Service Pack 1 Release Candidate 2 is available for download and Windows Server team start blogging [rss] and new training sessions are ready (sadly Route64 v2 will not be held in Eastern Europe). And yes, I'm running this version at my work computer ;-) ......

Posted On Friday, February 11, 2005 5:17 PM

Promiscuous mode NICs detect tools
Microsoft posted PromqryUI.exe and promqrycmd.exe tools for download (documentation). Those tools can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode in network (such as L0phtCrack). [Updated 02/07/2005] Tim Rains describes his intentions to develop this tool ......

Posted On Thursday, February 3, 2005 3:25 PM

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