Memory Leak with SHA1 Hashing in .NET

From: ShikariShambu (
Date: 05/14/03

Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 15:46:26 -0500

    Are there any known issues with using SHA1 hashing as part of the
machineKey ?

I am using SHA1 for hashing the key used in the machineKey attribute for my
web application that is deployed across a web farm (this is to allow the
view state to be recognized across servers in web farm).

However, I have a sneaky suspicion that SHA1 provider is causing a memory
leak. I wanted to know if anyone has had similar problems.