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What is the process for verifying the hash function that was used to create a web applications certificate? I ask because there apparently has been some issue with the MD5 hash function wherein someone malicious can fake a certificate.

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Lots of background info here win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca –  Shevek Jul 1 '10 at 14:33
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FireFox 3 has all MD5 encryption disabled by default except for RC4/128 (filter about:config by md5)

Lots more info here: The new MD5/SSL exploit is NOT the end of civilization as we know it

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