will that 'spoofed' binary be able to do anything useful, like introduce trojans?
All bets are off now. Before it was considered practically impossible to calculate
a collision in MD5-hash-space. Now it is shown that this is not the case and that you can do so in (practically spreaking) finite time.
Nobody knows if the colliding datastreams will have any useful content, but nobody can tell you the opposite either and in matters of security, you assume the worst (but hope for the best).
"If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||