Is encryption doomed?

Wednesday, 1 September 2004, 12:05 PM EST

It's not often that results from conferences on mathematics make the news, but that's precisely what happened last month at the annual Crypto conference in Santa Barbara, CA when researchers from France, Israel, and China all showed that they had discovered flaws in a widely used algorithm called MD5—an algorithm that I wrote about in some detail last month. The "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" message that came out of the conference was that this process of breaking codes and developing even stronger ones is all part of the cryptographer’s game.

By Simson Garfinkel at Technology Review.

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