Message Digest

Johan Wevers johanw at
Wed Jun 22 18:56:33 CEST 2005

Ruben De Visscher wrote:

>I heard that recently, the SHA-1 message digest has been broken. 

This is incorrect. However, it appears that SHA-1 is not as strong
as its size suggests.

>Because GnuPG uses this algorithm to make its digital signatures i 
>think it would be a good thing to implement a safer digest like SHA-2 
>for example.

It already does implement the different SHA-2 algorithms.

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