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Researchers say SHA-1 will soon be broken, urge migration to SHA-2

12
Oct
2015
Researchers say SHA-1 will soon be broken, urge migration to SHA-2

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In as little as three short months, the internet standard used for digital signatures and set to be phased out by January 2017, could be broken by motivated hackers, a team of international found, prompting security specialists to call for a ramping up of the migration to .

“We just successfully broke the full inner layer of SHA-1,” Marc Stevens of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in the Netherlands, one of the cryptanalysts that tested the standard, said in a release.

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