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Research Results on SHA-1 Collisions
February 24, 2017
On Thursday, February 23rd, Google announced that a team of researchers from the CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google have successfully demonstrated an attack on the SHA-1 hash algorithm by creating two files that...
NIST Announces the Release of NISTIR 7896
November 16, 2012
NIST opened a public "SHA-3" competition in November 2007 to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm. On October 2, 2012, NIST announced Keccak as the winner and the new SHA-3 algorithm.
NIST and NISTs CSD Announced the SHA-3 WINNER
October 3, 2012
NIST announced KECCAK as the winner of the SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition and the new SHA-3 hash algorithm in a press release issued on October 2, 2012. KECCAK was designed by...
Request for Candidate Algorithm Nominations
November 2, 2007
This notice solicits nominations from any interested party for candidate algorithms to be considered for SHA-3, and specifies how to submit a nomination package.
NIST Comments on Cryptanalytic Attacks on SHA-1
April 26, 2006
In 2005 Prof. Xiaoyun Wang announced a differential attack on the SHA-1 hash function. NIST found that the attack was practical, and announced plans for transitioning to SHA-2 algorithms and development of SHA-3.
NIST Brief Comments on Recent Cryptanalytic Attacks
August 25, 2004
Researchers have recently announced they have discovered a new way to break a number of cryptographic hash algorithms. Click here to read NIST's brief comments on recent cryptanalytic attacks on secure hashing...
Created January 04, 2017, Updated May 03, 2019