Further Musings on the Wang et al. MD5 Collision: Improvements and Corrections on the Work of Hawkes, Paddon, and Rose

@article{Hirshman2007FurtherMO,
  title={Further Musings on the Wang et al. MD5 Collision: Improvements and Corrections on the Work of Hawkes, Paddon, and Rose},
  author={Gregory Hirshman},
  journal={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
  year={2007},
  volume={2007},
  pages={375}
}
The recent successful attack on the widely used hash function, the MD5 Message Digest Algorithm, was a breakthrough in cryptanalysis. The original paper, published in 2004 by Wang et al., described this attack in an obscure and elliptical manner. Hawkes, Paddon, and Rose subsequently presented the attack in more detail, but even their paper contained… CONTINUE READING