The WDR (a German TV channel) reports that a Commodore C64 has died (German article) after 20 years of doing its job - running the display panels of the Dortmund railroad station. The display panels are all dead now, the train station employees "manually" guide the people to their trains.
Heise reports (German again, sorry) that the old Intel-310 system with an 80286 processor running Xenix (first erroneously reported to be a C64) doesn't run anymore because the harddisk is dead. They still have the software, but even if they could get a working harddisk, they couldn't reinstall the software on it (I'm not sure why).
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I can't decide whether to laugh or to cry. Honestly.
This rise of interest in the site may also be partly due to the recent slashdotting of the How I Feed My Cats with Linux article by Chris McAvoy, which has been listed on Crazy Hacks for some time now.
Let me quote Bruce Schneier here, as I couldn't possibly express it any clearer:
SHA-1 has been broken. Not a reduced-round version. Not a simplified version. The real thing.
Apparently the research team of Xiaoyun Wang, Yiqun Lisa Yin, and Hongbo Yu (mostly from Shandong University in China) have written a paper (which is not yet generally available) with more details on the attack.
If this really holds, this will surely have severe implications on the security and encryption world. Seems like we're slowly running out of hash functions, as MD5 unfortunately has its own problems, too.
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