MD5 and SHA cracked/broken...

Kirk Job-Sluder kirk at
Mon Sep 13 04:27:13 CEST 2004

On 2004-09-11, Paul Rubin <> wrote:
> There's new NIST hash functions, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512, whose
> output is 256, 384, or 512 bits long, respectively, instead of 160
> bits for SHA-1 or 128 bits for md5.  There are implementations
> floating around and they should probably be added to the Python library.
> It's most logical to just add them to the existing sha module.

SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 are all in the same family so a
fundamental break in SHA-1 should make the other three more vulnerable
as well.  

Kirk Job-Sluder
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