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Mozilla Says Goodbye to SHA-1 As Deprecation Plan Reaches the End
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 10:42:19 PM »
Mozilla Says Goodbye to SHA-1 As Deprecation Plan Reaches the End
24 February 2017, 1:53 am

Mozilla announces it is getting close to the end of its deprecation plan for the SHA-1 algorithm in the public Web. 

Following Google's announcement in collaboration with CWI Amsterdam researchers regarding the first practical collision for SHA-1, Mozilla says this only affirms the insecurity of the algorithm and reinforces something that they've believed in for a while - SHA-1 must be retired from security use on the Web. 

Mozilla's plans for the deprecation of SHA-1 were first announced in 2015. Then, last fall, the company said they'd been disabling SHA-1 for an increasing number of Firefox users since the release of Firefox 51, using a gradual phase-in technique. "Tomorrow, this deprecation policy will reach all Firefox users. It is enabled by default in Firefox 52," the company's announcement Softpedia News / Security

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