Re: Moving away from MD5
Thomas Koenig wrote:
> An attractive alternative would be RIPEMD-160. SHA-1, another
> alternative, has the main problem that its design parameters are secret.
> Source code for RIPEMD-160 is avialiable, and the algorithm is in the
> public domain. For more information, you can check out
Forced to choose, I would say SHA-1. The design parameters aren't
_that_ secret; there's an excellent discussion and comparison in
Schneier's "Applied Cryptography" 2nd Ed. (You don't have a copy?
Shame on you!)
I'll look at RIPEMD-160 as you suggested, but am skeptical for now.
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