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Flaw Found in Data-Protection Method

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Science  04 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5714, pp. 1389
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5714.1389a

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Last month three code breakers demonstrated a way to break the Secure Hash Algorithm, a government-approved standard cryptographic function crucial to many electronic transactions, including digital signature schemes and password verification.