The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released the final version of its “Secure Hash Algorithm-3” standard, a next-generation tool for securing the integrity of electronic information. Nine years in the making, SHA-3 is the first cryptographic hash algorithm NIST has developed using a public competition and vetting process that drew 64 submissions worldwide of proposed hashing algorithms. The new standard - Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 202, SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions – can be downloaded from NIST's website. The SHA-3 standard does not differ markedly from the draft version that was released for public comment in May 2014. It specifies a family of functions based on Keccak, the winning algorithm selected from NIST's SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
The information provided herein is on "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind.
Mauritian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU)
National Computer Board
7th Floor, Stratton Court
La Poudriere Street