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NIST Completes Final Version of Hash Algorithm Standard; Shu-jen Chang Comments

cybersecurityThe National Institute of Standards and Technology has wrapped up the full cryptographic hash algorithm standard for electronic information security.

NIST said Wednesday the Secure Hash Algorithm-3 standard contains various functions that are based on the Keccak algorithm, winner of NIST’s SHA-3 cryptographic hash algorithm contest.

SHA-3 works to create a “message digest” for different types of digital applications.

“SHA-3 is very different from SHA-2 in design,” said NIST’s Shu-jen Chang.

“It doesn’t replace SHA-2, which has not shown any problem, but offers a backup,” added Shu-jen.

NIST developed the standard within nine years through the collection of 64 submissions of hashing algorithm proposals worldwide through a public competition.

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