SHA 1 encryption alogrithm cracked

Google researchers are claiming that they have cracked the SHA 1 (Secure Hashed Algorithm  1).

In cryptographySHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1) is a cryptographic hash function designed by the United States National Security Agency and is a U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard published by the United States NIST. SHA-1 produces a 160-bit (20-byte) hash value known as a message digest. A SHA-1 hash value is typically rendered as a hexadecimal number, 40 digits long.

Now all those using this algorithm or have used this algorithm should speed up to switch to something safer.

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