Mozilla disables SHA-1 in Firefox after succesful attack -

Mozilla today removed support for the SHA-1 algorithm from its Firefox browser. Yesterday researchers from the Netherlands and Google reported they successfully performed an attack on the cryptographic SHA-1 algorithm that is used for secure internet banking and signing of documents.

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I think “0.1%” not “o.1%” (you put the “o”, as in the letter that comes before “p” in the alphabet, instead of a zero).

Anyway, I’m actually surprised SHA1 is still used to secure the web. After all, SHA1 is not exactly the newest hashing algorithm on the block.