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When HASHES Collide

Google has been working on the possibility of hash collision for a while. Their work focused on SHA1. They have just released the below blog post announcing the first SHA1 collision. Of course the security community has seen this coming for a number of years but this is the first proof. It has to be said pulling this off is no mean feat. It certainly took Google a great deal of computing power.

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