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Google Online Security Blog - Announcing the first SHA1 collision

Uh oh!

Here's an excerpt:

Here are some numbers that give a sense of how large scale this computation was:

  • Nine quintillion (9,223,372,036,854,775,808) SHA1 computations in total
  • 6,500 years of CPU computation to complete the attack first phase
  • 110 years of GPU computation to complete the second phase

Announcing the first SHA1 collision

Google Online Security Blog:

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This rad new service automates (abstracts) multiple steps into a single verb.

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Ultra-low-power transistors could function for years without a battery

Abstract of Subthreshold Schottky-barrier thin-film transistors with ultralow power and high intrinsic gain

“If we were to draw energy from a typical AA battery based on this design, it would last for a billion years." --- Sungsik Lee, PhD, in the journal Science

Schematic cross-section of an Indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (IGZO) thin-film transistor
[inset: schematic illustrations of atomic structures for less compensated (left)
and more compensated (right) IGZO films, respectively]
(credit: Sungsik Lee and Arokia Nathan/Science)

Radiation in Space: The Real Story

South Atlantic Anomaly
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