The Longest Now


Wikinews gets a scoop, gets laid
Thursday February 17th 2005, 1:50 pm
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Well, a scoop at least. The “SHA-1 broken” story broke on Wikinews, and then Slashdot (with just a Wikinews link) almost 12 hours before it broke in other international English-language press. Presumably the original source was in Chinese… WN also just got written up as a possible salvation for the future in BusinessWeek, which is pretty nicely laid out.

Huzzahs all around, in particular to the trio of crackers — all women, thankyouverymuch — who ‘deprecated’ the infamously hoary algorithm.

I love a world in which that can refer to something less than twenty years old!

Wikinews gets a scoop, gets laid …


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Yeah, but it was in the SHA-1 article on the English Wikipedia 39 minutes before Wikinews 😉 (Wasn’t the original source Bruce Schneier’s blog?)

Comment by Matt Crypto 02.17.05 @ 7:56 pm

Husshhhh, I’m trying to nurture our toddler with praise. &_& And you’re right about the original source for WN editors… but I’d guess the very first announcement, scooping us all, was in Chinese.

Comment by sj 02.19.05 @ 8:20 pm



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