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Encyclopedia > Tiger (cryptography)

In cryptography, Tiger is a cryptographic hash function designed by Ross Anderson and Eli Biham in 1996 with a view for efficiency on 64-bit platforms. The size of a Tiger hash value is 192 bits.

It is frequently used in Merkle Hash Tree form, where it is referred to as TTH (Tiger Tree Hash). TTH is used by many clients on the Direct Connect network.

The BitPrint hash uses Tiger and SHA.

See also


  • Tiger - A Fast New Hash Function, by Ross Anderson and Eli Biham, proceedings of Fast Software Encryption 3, Cambridge, 1996.

External links

  • The Tiger home page (http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~biham/Reports/Tiger/)
  • Jacksum (http://www.jonelo.de/java/jacksum/index.html) (a program with various message verification functions, including Tiger)

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