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NAME

       SHA - Secure Hash Algorithm

DESCRIPTION

       SHA  ([SHA])  is  the  Secure  Hash  Algorithm,  a  standard  from NIST, the U.S. National
       Institute for Standards and Technology, which is used in DSA(5).  The  standard  detailing
       SHA is [SHS].

       For a description of SHA and its security, see [AC2].

REFERENCES

       [SHS]  National  Institute  of  standards  and  Technology, NIST FIPS PUB 180, Secure Hash
       Standard, U.S. Department of Commerce, May 1993.

       [AC2] Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source  Code  in  C,
       second edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.

AUTHOR

       This man-page was written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>.

SEE ALSO

       DSA(5)