newbie question - hashing & key rotation
- From: "Jill" <a@xxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 18:00:50 +0530
I am a programmer who occasionally uses cryptography stuff.
I read this recently in a design doc - "Use SHA-1 with rotating key
for hashing data securely"
This one line stumped quite a bit (probably because of my limited knowledge
cryptography) & googling did not help.
I have some idea about "rotating keys" -> but this is in the context of
symmetric encryption - I think changing keys used for the encryption is
"key rotation". But in the context of hashing, I don't understand why
keys are. Can anyone explain?