Anybody Know Any Good Hash Algorithms?

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NIST has finally opened the competition to determine what will be the new SHA-3  standard hashing algorithm.  This is good given the problems that have been discovered with SHA-1 and the fact that the SHA-2 family of algorithms is based on SHA-1.  The math for this stuff gets me in over my head pretty quickly, but it is good to see standards bodies working to address these issues.  Crypto algorithms have a tendency to be pretty hard to replace once they’re accepted as “standards” so hopefully SHA-3 will hold up for a while.

–Dan
dan _at_ denimgroup.com

About Dan Cornell

A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.
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