sha-1 checksum

October 3rd, 2007 mysurface

What is sha-1 checksum? I heard about md5 checksum, did sha-1 makes any different? Sha-1 is another algorithm that is used to verify data integrity, but MD5 uses 128bits where sha-1 uses 160 bits. Refers to the article in slashdot, title MD5 To Be Considered Harmful Someday, collision has been found in the MD5 algorithm, [...]

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