Torvalds patches git to mitigate against SHA-1 attacks Featured

Linux creator Linus Torvalds says two sets of patches have been posted for the distributed version control system git to mitigate against SHA-1 attacks which are based on the method that Dutch and Google engineers detailed last week.

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Google releases details of another Windows bug Featured

Google has increased the pressure on Microsoft to issue security fixes before its scheduled date of 14 March, with the search giant disclosing details of another vulnerability in Windows that can be exploited to gain administrator status.

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Fallout: WebKit repository broken by SHA-1 collision Featured

The SHA-1 collision attack unveiled on Thursday has claimed its first victim, with the version control system used by the WebKit browser engine becoming corrupted after the two proof-of-concept PDF files that were released by the researchers were uploaded to the repository.

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