Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#2039 Linus Torvalds on SHA1 and Git: 'The sky isn't falling'
The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is "with long-term document signing and certificates". But, what about the distributed version control system Git code repositories? Linus Torvalds, Linux and Git's inventor, doesn't see any real security headaches ahead for you.

Torvalds and other Linux kernel developers created Git in 2005 as Linux's distributed version control system. It's also used by multiple major companies including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, to manage their code-bases. Git is also used in GitHub, the world's most popular source code-management site. Even Microsoft uses GitHub. Indeed, Microsoft has more open-source developers than any other company on GitHub.
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#2041 Security lapse exposed New York airport's critical servers for a year
#2040 Watershed SHA1 collision just broke the WebKit repository, others may follow
#2039 Linus Torvalds on SHA1 and Git: 'The sky isn't falling'
#2038 SHA1 collider
#2037 Removing user admin rights mitigates 94% of all critical Microsoft vulnerabilities
#2036 List of sites possibly affected by Cloudflare's Cloudbleed HTTPS traffic leak
#2035 How security products are tested – part 1
#2034 The real cost of ransomware: Attacks take most victims offline for at least a week
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