Vulnerable security algorithms raise concerns

Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 12:06 PM EST

Industry experts agree that the future of two widely used security algorithms is fated, but with no clear alternatives in sight products that rely on them may have to remain "good enough" for some time. Secure Hash Algorithm-1, or SHA-1, and Message Digest 5, or MD5, were the topics of much discussion at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Cryptographic Hash Workshop.

By Cara Garretson at Computerworld.

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