Tuesday, February 22, 2005


SHA-1 cracked!

`A three-person Chinese research team, comprised of mainly researchers from Shandong University in China, have broken the SHA-1 encryption algorithm. SHA is a popular one-way hash algorithm used to create digital signatures, and was developed by the NIST, and SHA-1 is a revision to the standard released in 1994. SHA-1 has been a method of encryption that has been in common use for the last nine years. Now, serious questions will be asked about its future effectiveness as a security measure.’

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