Amazon: Faulty Upgrade Caused EC2 Outtage

Amazon’s multi day outtage on its Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) started with a faulty upgrade to one of its East Coast facility just after midnight on April 21, the company admitted in a blog post on Thursday.

The Cloud Makes Short Work Of Strong Encryption

A German security researcher who used a new kind of hosted offering on Amazon’s EC2 to decipher password data encrypted using the SHA1 algorithm said that cloud computing is likely to upset long held assumptions about security: putting the tools required to crack encrypted passwords and data into the hands of the masses.

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