Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

SHA-1 Broken

Interesting: SHA-1 encryption has been broken. SHA-1 is a key component to many cryptographic protocols (PGP, SSH, cryptography used for online shopping, e.g.). At this point, it's not really something to be worried about because it takes very large resources to break it, but we all know that computers are constantly improving, so what looks like large resources now will be considered small resources in the future. Expect work to be done to improve the underlying algorithms.

Thanks to Beginners' Guide to Cryptography (begin_crypto) for pointing it out and providing links to additional information about the matter.

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