Crack SHA-1 can be much cheaper than expected with GPUs




A team of cryptologists, including Dutchman Marc Stevens of CWI, has shown that the SHA-1 standard can be effectively broken with GPUs. For a successful collision attack would suffice a relatively low amount of 100,000 euros, they estimate.

This is much lower than a few years ago it was predicted and the crypto analysts also insist on the standard to accelerate the phasing out. “We have the inner layer of SHA-1, the compression function, broken with GPUs,” Stevens says of the Cryptography Group Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science at Tweakers.

In: Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [18742 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »

Star Points Scale

Earn points for Asking and Answering Questions!

Grey Sta Levelr [1 - 25 Grey Star Level]
Green Star Level [26 - 50 Green Star Level]
Blue Star Level [51 - 500 Blue Star Level]
Orange Star Level [501 - 5000 Orange Star Level]
Red Star Level [5001 - 25000 Red Star Level]
Black Star Level [25001+ Black Star Level]