Secure Hash Algorithms

What is an SHA algorithm and how does it affect you? Google recently was able to crack (Collision attack) the SHA-1 algorithm making it an obsolete encryption algorithm.

SHA-1 was designed in 1995 by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a part of the Digital Signature Algorithm. Like other hashes, SHA-1 also converts any input message to a long string of numbers and letters that serve as a cryptographic fingerprint for that particular message.

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Secure has algorithms
SHA-1
SHA-2

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