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Collision Attack: Widely Used SHA-1 Hash Algorithm Needs to Die Immediately

Discussion in 'The Hacker News' started by RSS, Oct 8, 2015.

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    SHA-1 – one of the Internet's widely adopted cryptographic hash function – is Just about to Die. Yes, the cost and time required to break the SHA1 algorithm have fallen much faster than previously expected. According to a team of researchers, SHA-1 is so weak that it may be broken and compromised by hackers in the next three months. The SHA-1 algorithm was designed in 1995 by the

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