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SHA-1Secure Hashing Algorithm 1
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Microsoft will pull support for the hashing function immediately in both Edge and Internet Explorer, which brings the browsers up to speed with other browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox, which already had started the process of phasing out support for websites utilizing SHA-1 certificates.
Prior to this upgrade, SHA-1 served as the cryptographic hash function of choice for government and industry alike.
The design philosophy of SHA-2 is similar to that of SHA-1.
On Thursday, Google made major cryptography news by announcing that it had discovered a technique for ( generating a collision in the SHA-1 algorithm-a fundamental part of internet security protocol.