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Secure Hash Standard (SHS)



Elaine B. Barker, Quynh H. Dang


[Superseded by FIPS 180-4 (March 2012):] This standard specifies five hash algorithms that can be used to generate digests of messages. The digests are used to detect whether messages have been changed since the digests were generated. [Supersedes FIPS 180-2 (August 2002 w/ Change Notice from 2/25/2004):]
Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS) - 180-3
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computer security, cryptography, message digest, hash function, hash algorithm, Federal Information Processing Standards, Secure Hash Standard


Barker, E. and Dang, Q. (2008), Secure Hash Standard (SHS), Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created October 30, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021