Waiting For SHA-1 To Fall

October 9, 2012

The math is complicated but the message is clear: by 2020, it will be feasible for practical collision attacks to occur against SHA-1 according to one expert.

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SHA-3 Winner Announced

October 3, 2012

There's a winner in the contest for the new Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 180-3, Secure Hash Standard or more simply “SHA-3.″

The winning algorithm is Keccak (pronounced “catch-ack”), created by Guido Bertoni, Joan Daemen and Gilles Van Assche of STMicroelectronics and Michaël Peeters of NXP Semiconductors. The algorithm was one of five finalists, down from an initial pool of 63 candidates back in 2007.

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