Re: [dane] Digest Algorithm Agility discussion

Peter Palfrader <peter@palfrader.org> Sun, 23 March 2014 19:10 UTC

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On Mon, 24 Mar 2014, Mark Andrews wrote:

> If you don't trust a algorithm you should not be using it.  Period.
> This fall back to this untrusted/broken algorithm is bad engingeering
> and bad security practice.
> 
> If the site you want to email only has broken TLSA records, get
> them on the phone to fix the problem.

Assume we may have reason to believe that SHA1 is within reach of well
funded adversaries, and assume it had a code-point in DANE.

Site A only publishes SHA1 entries.  Would rather do unauthenticated TLS
than trust SHA1?

Site B publishes both SHA2-512 and SHA1 entries.  Would you still want
to trust SHA1?

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