Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NIST SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Selected

Today, NIST announced that they have selected the "Keccak" algorithm to be the new SHA-3 cryptographic hash algorithm.

Interestingly, Bruce Schneier, one of the SHA-3 contest finalists, recently wrote that he didn't think NIST should select any of the candidates.

For anyone that doesn't know what a cryptographic hash algorithm is, here is the Wikipedia page that hopefully offers an understandable explanation.

In short, they're pretty important to computer security.

Steve Endow is a Dynamics GP Certified Trainer and Dynamics GP Certified IT Professional in Los Angeles.  He is also the owner of Precipio Services, which provides Dynamics GP integrations, customizations, and automation solutions.


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