Looking for a faster cryptographic hash function for embedded devices, I found Edon-R 512 and Blue Midnight Wish 512, both impressively fast. Are they safe for general purpose hashing in hostile environments?
I am especially interested in Edon-R 512, which is faster, but knowing that it came from the same authors as Blue Midnight Wish 512, which was created as a more secure alternative, I expect it to be weaker. Is Edon-R 512 strong enough?
Currently I am using SHA-256, so anything as strong will do. I do not need a hash function at the SHA-3 security level.