Template talk:Cryptography hash
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Seems like notable SHA-3 candidates should be on a separate line from non-SHA-3 hashes. They're notable for different reasons from the old hash functions, and they're currently new and unanalyzed.
- Existing hash functions: MD2/4/5, SHA-0/1/2, RIPEMD, LM hash, etc.
- Notable SHA-3 candidates: Skein, MD6, CubeHash, etc. (Not every SHA-3 candidate is notable -- some have already been broken, for instance.)
For what it's worth. (Unsigned by IP 22.214.171.124 on 2 December 2008)
The sense I get is that the most commonly used hash these days is SHA256 (SHA-2-256, if you will), since SHA-1 and MD5 (the previously two commonly used hashes) were broken. Samboy (talk) 10:24, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
- Poking around, BLAKE2 (as b2sum) is one of the hashes included with the GNU Core Utilities (While SHA-3, as I type this, isn’t; the list is currently wc, sum, cksum, MD5, SHA1, SHA-2, and BLAKE2). Considering how little coverage cryptographic hashes get in the mainstream press, this counts for something. Samboy (talk) 02:49, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
If we’re going to have NMAC on this list, I would like to see a Wikipedia article about NMAC (or even just a section in HMAC describing what an NMAC is) written first. Samboy (talk) 15:21, 6 October 2018 (UTC)