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Florian Mendel (#733)
Name Florian Mendel
Topic of his/her doctorate. Analysis of Cryptographic Hash Functions
Category secret-key cryptography
Keywords hash functions
Ph.D. Supervisor(s) Vincent Rijmen
Year of completion 2010
Abstract This thesis is devoted to the analysis of cryptographic hash functions. In the last years significant progress has been made in the cryptanalysis of hash functions. As a consequence most of the hash functions used today have been broken or show weaknesses. The collision attacks on the widely used hash functions MD5 and SHA-1 have attracted a lot of attention in the cryptographic community. In view of these developments, this thesis focuses on the analysis of alternative hash functions such as GOST, RIPEMD-160, Tiger, and Whirlpool.
E-Mail Address florian.mendel (at)
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