sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2008

NIST Released 2 Publications

NIST Released 2 Publications - 1 Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) and 1 Special Publication (SP), all links below point to NIST CSRC website - see below for details:

#1: FIPS Publication 180-3 Secure Hash Standard (SHS) has been released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is pleased to announce the approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 180-3, Secure Hash Standard (SHS), a revision of FIPS 180-2. The Federal Register Notice (FRN) of the approval is available here. The FIPS specifies five secure hash algorithms for use in computing a condensed representation, called a message digest, of electronic data. The five secure hash algorithms are used with other cryptographic algorithms, such as digital signature algorithms, keyed hash message authentication codes or in the generation of random numbers.

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FIPS 180-3 document:


#2: NIST Releases Special Publication 800-68 Revision 1

Special Publication (SP) 800-68 Revision 1, Guide to Securing Microsoft Windows XP Systems for IT Professionals, has been published as final. It seeks to assist IT professionals in securing Windows XP Professional systems running Service Pack 2 or 3. The guide provides detailed information about the security features of Windows XP and security configuration guidelines. SP 800-68 Revision 1 updates the original version of SP 800-68, which was released in 2005.


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