Chinese professor cracks fifth data encryption algorithm

Monday, 22 January 2007, 12:03 AM EST

In five years, the U.S. government will cease to use SHA-1 and convert to a new and more advanced computer data encryption. The reason for this change is that 41-years old associate professor Wang Xiaoyun of Beijing's Tsinghua University and Shandong University of Technology has already cracked SHA-1.

According to a Beijing digest, this SHA-1 encryption includes the world's gold standard Message-Digest algorithm 5 (MD5). Before Professor Wang cracked it, the MD5 could only be deciphered by today's fastest supercomputer running codes for more than a million years.

At The Epoch Times.

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