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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: August 24, 2012
Abstract: 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 hash functions specified in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 180-4. These include functions such as digital signatures, Keyed-hash Message Authentication Codes (HMACs) and Hash-based Key Derivation Functions (Hash-based KDFs).
Citation: NIST SP - 800-107rev1
Pages: 25 pp.
Keywords: digital signatures; hash algorithm; hash function; hash-based key derivation algorithms; hash value; HMAC; message digest; randomized hashing; random number generation; SHA; truncated hash values
Research Areas: Computer Security
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