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RIPEMD-160 Overview

RIPEMD-160 is a secure hash algorithm, designed by by Dobbertin, Bosselaers, and Preneel. The algorithm takes a message of arbitrary length and produces a 160-bit message digest.

Compared to 128-bit hash functions, the 160-bit hash-value of RIPEMD-160  provides increased security against brute-force attacks. RIPEMD-160  and SHA-1 presently appear to be of comparable strength; both are considered stronger than MD5.

RIPEMD-160  algorithm is designed to be quite fast on 32-bit machines.

RIPEMD-160  was described in H.Dobbertin, A.Bosselaers, and B.Preneel, "RIPEMD-160: a strengthened version of RIPEMD", D.Gollmann, editor, Fast Software Encryption, Third International Workshop (LNCS 1039), 71-82, Springer-Verlag, 1996

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