FAQ?

Which encryption algorithms are considered to be weak?

Encryption algorithms such as TripleDES and hashing algorithms such as SHA1 and RIPEMD160 are considered to be weak. These cryptographic algorithms do not provide as much security assurance as more modern counterparts. Cryptographic hashing algorithms SHA1 and RIPEMD160 provide less collision resistance than more modern hashing algorithms.

What are some of the most insecure cryptographic algorithms?

Insecure but widely used cryptographic algorithms include: hash functions: MD4, MD5, (SHA-1) (MD2 is also insecure but not widely used; SHA-1 is only "weakened"; MD4 and MD5 are also widely used in situations where cryptographic resistance is not required, so that's not a problem)

What is insecure cryptographic storage vulnerability?

Insecure Cryptographic Storage vulnerability occurs when an application fails to encrypt sensitive data or encrypt data with poorly designed older cryptographic algorithms. Poorly designed cryptographic algorithms may include use of inappropriate ciphers, weak encryption method and poor key handling.

What are the disadvantages of poorly designed cryptographic algorithms?

Poorly designed cryptographic algorithms may include use of inappropriate ciphers, weak encryption method and poor key handling. This flaw can lead to sensitive information disclosure to attackers.