Mozilla disables SHA-1 in Firefox after succesful attack - Myce.com


#1

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.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.myce.com/news/mozilla-disables-sha-1-firefox-succesful-attack-81521/

#2

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.