Secure hash function (one-way hash function) is not only used in message authentication but in digit signatures (Stallings & Brown, 2018).
Using the APA writing style, write a 2–3 page paper that answers the following questions:
What is the purpose of the hash function?
How is it useful to message authentication?
What are the 7 main characteristics that are needed in a secure hash function?
How is a hash function considered a weak or strong function?