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.
If you don't already know about del.icio.us, checkout this beginner's guide to del.icio.us.
Have you ever wondered which are the oldest .com domains still registered today? Well, now you know.
Ok, the list is from whoisd.com which says "last updated 1/25/2003", but still. There are some interesting entries there, have a look.
Google plans to support the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia with servers and bandwidth.
Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia, has talked to Sergei Brin and Larry Page (the founders of Google) already, and a discussion between them and the Wikimedia Foundation on a private IRC channel is planned.
The offer is said to be with no strings attached, i.e. Wikipedia doesn't have to place Google AdWords in their pages in return.
This will surely raise quite a heated debate, as many might fear that the Wikipedia will not remain independent anymore...