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From "Mike Klaas" <mike.kl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Re: "correct" format for the md5 files?
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2006 22:43:19 GMT
On 12/8/06, Simon Willnauer <simon.willnauer@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Oh by the way I do have 2 people in this room being able to find
> collisions to md5 within the next 15 minutes. But it is true that this
> is quiet hypothetical .
>
> anyway...

Can they also produce a malicious distribution of solr which hashes
identically? <g>.

It _is_ a valid concern in general (I would never use md5 as a
cryptographic hash, e.g., for passwords), but significantly less of a
concern for this use.  The most important role of the hash is to
ensure no corruption occurred during transfer.

cheers,
-Mike

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