Researchers find security flaw in SHA-1

Thursday, 17 February 2005, 2:48 PM EST

Security experts are warning that a security flaw has been found in a powerful data encryption algorithm, dubbed SHA-1, by a team of scientists from Shandong University in China. The three scientists are circulating a paper within the cryptographic research community that describes successful tests of a technique that could greatly reduce the speed with which SHA-1 could be compromised.

By Paul Roberts at InfoWorld.

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