I want to find out if the Whirlpool hashing algorithm have any weaknesses. There are quite a bit of articles explaining the strengths of this algorithm, but for some reason I cannot find any on its weaknesses...perhaps there aren't any?


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This far there are no known significant cryptographic weaknesses in Whirlpool hash algorithm.

The biggest practical concern would appear to be:

Because of this speed issue, something like SHA-512 often gets more use.


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