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Publication Citation: Recommendation for Applications Using Approved Hash Algorithms

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Author(s): Quynh H. Dang;
Title: Recommendation for Applications Using Approved Hash Algorithms
Published: February 25, 2009
Abstract: Cryptographic hash functions that compute a fixed- length message digest from arbitrary length messages are widely used for many purposes in information security. This document provides security guidelines for achieving the required or desired security strengths when using cryptographic applications that employ the approved cryptographic hash functions specified in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 180-3. These include functions such as digital signature applications, Keyed-hash Message Authentication Codes (HMACs) and Hash-based Key Derivation Functions (HKDFs).
Citation: NIST SP - 800-107
Pages: 20 pp.
Keywords: digital signatures; hash algorithms; cryptographic hash function; hash function; hash-based key derivation algorithms; hash value; HMAC; message digest; randomized hashing; random number generation; SHA, truncated hash values.
Research Areas: Threats & Vulnerabilities, Computer Security