Microsoft Scraps Old Encryption in New Code

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by meneer, Sep 16, 2005.

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  1. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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  2. lotuseclat79

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    Hi meneer,

    And with good reason as MD5 (128-bit encryption) has been cracked! Read here: http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/GoodbyeMD5.asp
    and here: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/sha1_broken.html

    Viable alternatives are:
    * Stronger encryption functions than MD5 (128bit)
    Whirpool(512bit): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHIRLPOOL
    Ripemd(160,128,320bit): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIPEMD-160
    Sha-2(256,512bit): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SHA-2

    -- Tom
     
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