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Cryptographic Hash Standards ? Where Do We Go From Here?

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Author(s)

William E. Burr

Abstract

The two most commonly used cryptographic hash functions, MD5 and SHA-1, have been successfully attacked?it is no longer advisable to use them in some applications, although other applications are not affected. Furthermore, these attacks have triggered a kind of feeding-frenzy in the cryptographic community; many cryptographers are now working on hash function attacks, and new results may be expected in this area for the next several years. This article discusses the SHA-1 attack and describes NIST?s plans to replace SHA-1.
Citation
IEEE Security & Privacy
Volume
4 No 2

Keywords

algorithms, cryptographic hash functions, cryptography, hash functions, MD5, Merkle-Damgaard, SHA-1

Citation

Burr, W. (2006), Cryptographic Hash Standards ? Where Do We Go From Here?, IEEE Security & Privacy (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created April 1, 2006, Updated January 27, 2020