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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