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MD5 encryption broken, Microsoft warns

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Microsoft Security Advisory warned today that a possible attack against the MD5 hash digital certificate could allow an attacker to generate their own certificate with information from the original. Microsoft warned that only the...

A fix for a Broken Patent System?

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The U.S. patent system will undergo its most substantial overhaul in decades if a bill introduced on Wednesday becomes law. Rep. Lamar Smith, who heads the House of Representatives committee responsible for...

SHA-0, MD4, MD5, HAVAL-128, and RIPEMD broken

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At this years CRYPTO'04, a security conference, it was announced that on variety of popularly used security protocols, security researchers had found collisions. Cryptography Research have published a Q & A on the implications of...

200 days to fix a broken Windows

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Security researchers are both criticizing and empathizing with Microsoft for the 200 days the company needed to create its latest critical software patch. The six-plus months is the longest the software giant...

Broken Sword 3 Demo

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THQ has (finally) released the playable demo of Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon, allowing you to try out this recent adventure game developed by Revolution Software. While downloading the demo, be sure to read...

Beep! Beep! You have Broken the Law.

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Authorities in China are turning to technology to nab vandals--they use a computer program that spams the wrongdoers' mobile phones until they turn themselves in. Officials in Hangzhou, the capital of China's...

Plus! Digital Media Edition Broken in :)

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A group called the "Holics Project" have again, according to various reliable resources, successfully released a working "crack" that disables Plus! Digital Media Edition's WPA (Windows Product Activation) module. The group responsible for cracking Office...

Office 11 Broken in :)

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So it would appear - i must firstly thank Agent Jones for sending this in - extremely kind! A group called the "Holics Project" have, according to various reliable resources, successfully released a working "crack"...

RC5-64 broken in 1,757 days

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Slashdot has just announced that RC5-64, RSA's 64 bit encryption challenge has been broken. On 14-Jul-2002, a relatively characterless PIII-450 in Tokyo returned the winning key to the distributed.net keyservers. The key 0x63DE7DC154F4D03...

IMHO: Microsoft Activation is Broken

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"I'm an optimistic sort of person. You need to know this before you read on. I tend to be very forgiving of weird tech issues, and others in my circle have noticed that most hardware...

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