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SHA-1 Encryption – One Of The Most Popular Cryptographic Hash Functions, Broken by Google

SHA-1 Encryption – One Of The Most Popular Cryptographic Hash Functions, Broken by Google

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After two years of hard work and research, Google has successfully broken SHA-1 encryption (Nine quintillion (9,223,372,036,854,775,808) SHA1 computations in total!). The security researchers have been able to achieve the first real-world collision attack against this popular hashing functi on. Before going into the details of the demise of this building block of web encryption, let’s tell you a little about SHA-1 Encryption. What is SHA-1? What does it do? SHA-1 Encryption stands for Secure Hash Algorithm. A hash is a unique code that’s based on some data input. When a person creates a password, it’s “hashed” and stored by the server. When you type a password, it’s hashed again and matched with original hash. In simpler language, SHA-1 generates a digital fingerprint of a file that al