david wong

Hey! I'm David, a security engineer at the Blockchain team of Facebook, previously a security consultant for the Cryptography Services of NCC Group. I'm also the author of the Real World Cryptography book. This is my blog about cryptography and security and other related topics that I find interesting.

complexities of attacks on MD5 and SHA-1 posted January 2016

Taken from the SLOTH paper, the current estimated complexities of the best known attacks against MD5 and SHA-1:

Common-prefix collisionChosen-prefix collision

MD5|SHA-1 is a concatenation of the outputs of both hashes on the same input. It is a technique aimed at reducing the efficiency of these attacks, but as you can see it, it is not that efficient.

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