Secure Hash Algorithm

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Secure Hash Algorithm

(algorithm, cryptography)
(SHA) A one-way hash function developped by NIST and defined in standard FIPS 180. SHA-1 is a revision published in 1994; it is also described in ANSI standard X9.30 (part 2).
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SHA hash functions are a set of cryptographic hash functions designed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a U.S.