Weblog for dkg - HOWTO prep for migration off of SHA-1 in OpenPGP
Last week at eurocrypt, a small group of researchers announced a fairly serious attack against the SHA-1 digest algorithm, which is used in many cryptosystems, including OpenPGP. The general consensus is that we should be "moving in an orderly fashion toward the theater exits," deprecating SHA-1 where possible with an eye toward abandoning it soon (one point of reference: US gov't federal agencies have been directed to cease all reliance on SHA-1 by the end of 2010, and this directive was issued before the latest results).
Stuff I ought to do
Tips for a Debian GNU/Linux System Administrator.