NIST crowns next-gen hash algorithm Keccak as official SHA-3

    Date03 Oct 2012
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A US government agency has selected cryptographic hash function Keccak as the new official SHA-3 algorithm. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's decision to pick the nippy system as the replacement for SHA-1 and SHA-2 marks the end of a six-year competitive process. Five algorithms were left in the running at the end, including crypto-guru Bruce Schneier's Skein.
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