PGP moving to stronger SHA Algorithm

Monday, 21 February 2005, 3:31 PM EST

PGP Corporation is planning to migrate to a more secure version of the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) in the upcoming releases of its PGP Desktop and PGP Universal encryption solutions. According to a report released this week by a team at Shandong University in China, the SHA-1 algorithm that supports the digital signatures used in popular SSL browser security and encryption can be successfully attacked. The same team helped break MD5, another commonly used cryptographic hash algorithm, in August 2004.

At Geekzone.

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