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Old 6th May 2009
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In context, the move to SHA256 from SHA-1 (128) is probably intended to decrease the likelihood of a hash collision, readers may find the following link of interest on approved crypto strengths and crypto-material-at-key-strength retention periods.

Accordingly, SHA-1, as a crypto component, is disallowed as of 2008/12 by the above Canadian govt standards.

It's interesting to see what algorithms and key-strengths are deprecating in 2010.

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