Here's another story that's been widely reported. Apparently the SHA-0 cryptographic hash function has been broken. In this sense, "broken" means that somone found a way to take a message and it's associated hash, then create a different message that has the same hash. This could be a Very Bad Thing, since these sorts of functions are used as the basis for a lot of encryption and digital signature protocols. Check out the /. version of this story here.