Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

In December 2022, NIST announced that SHA-1 should be exhaustively phased out by Dec. 31, 2030 (after officially deprecating SHA-1 in 2011). In this post, we gain insight into the events leading to this (perhaps belated) announcement. SHA-1 gets SHAttered