Discussion 5

Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1) calculates a 160-bit hashed value for the targeted message. Message Digest 5 produces calculates a 128-hash value. MD5 is now considered obsolete because of the “birthday problem”. Notice the increase from 160-bit to 128-bit. Do you think more bits for the hash value makes the algorithm better? Explain your position.

Requirement

Correct

Partially Correct

Explanation of MD5

30%

15%

Explanation of SHA-1

30%

15%

Justification

35%

20%

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