Researchers say SHA-1 will soon be broken, urge migration to SHA-2

October 11, 2015


In as little as three short months, the internet standard used for digital signatures and set to be phased out by January 2017, could be broken by motivated hackers, a team of international found, prompting security specialists to call for a ramping up of the migration to .

“We just successfully broke the full inner layer of SHA-1,” Marc Stevens of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in the Netherlands, one of the cryptanalysts that tested the standard, said in a release.

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