Whirlpool generator

Whirlpool is a cryptographic hash function that was designed by Vincent Rijmen and Paulo S. L. M. Barreto as a more secure alternative to older hash functions like MD5 and SHA-1. Like other cryptographic hash functions, a Whirlpool generator takes an input message of any length and produces a fixed-length output, which is unique to the input message.

Whirlpool generates a 512-bit hash value, which is twice the length of the output produced by the widely-used SHA-256 algorithm. It is designed to be resistant to both preimage attacks and collision attacks, making it more secure than older hash functions that have been shown to have vulnerabilities.

Whirlpool is not as widely used as some other hash functions like SHA-256 and SHA-3, but it has been adopted by some organizations for specific purposes, such as in the OpenPGP encryption software and in the ISO/IEC 10118-3 standard for hash functions.

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