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SHA-3 Announcement

Posted by Wayne Harris on Oct 4, 2012 8:16:30 AM

As many know, the cryptographic hash function known as Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA-1) has been deemed weak by NIST, and is no longer recommended. The NSA addressed the weaknesses in SHA-1 by publishing the SHA-2 hash function standard back in 2001. SHA-2 builds on SHA-1 by using similar algorithms with larger block and state sizes.

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Topics: Keccak, Public Key Infrastructure, Industry Trends, NIST, Microsoft Public Key Infrastructure, PKI, Secure Hash Algorithm, Blog, SHA-1, SHA-2, SHA-3, NSA

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