A Comparative Analysis of SHA-1 vs RIPEMD-160

SHA-1 vs RIPEMD-160 Introduction SHA-1 and RIPEMD-160 are both cryptographic hash functions widely used for various security applications. This article aims to provide a comprehensive comparison of these hash functions, focusing on security, performance, and their susceptibility to quantum attacks. Background SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1) Origin and Purpose: Developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), SHA-1 produces a 160-bit hash value and is widely used for integrity verification and digital signatures.