11 What is RIPEMD?

RIPEMD – Wikipedia

RIPEMD – RACE Integrity Primitives Evaluation Message Digest was developed in 1992 in the context of the EU program RACE for the use of broadband communication.

RIPEMD generates hashes with 128-bit length.

Further developments followed in 1992, which are characterized by longer hashes in addition to improved security:

  • RIPEMD-160
  • RIPEMD-256
  • RIPEMD-320