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SHA-1

Rising Encryption Standards - Upgrading SHA-1

Encryption algorithms are used to make websites secure.  In order to secure a website it requires an SSL certificate that uses encryption algorithms to keep the data safe in transit.  SHA-1 is a common encryption algorithm that is commonly used, but is now vulnerable as a result of decreasing hardware costs and increasing processing power.  If a someone had the money, they could buy processing power and break the encryption.

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