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Nicholas Clark
December 30, 2011 06:21
Re: perl's hash randomization in the news
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On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 02:25:37PM -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>  The researchers concluded that the best way of avoiding the problem is
>  to use randomised hash functions such as those used in Perl, which
>  were included after a security conference paper on the technique was
>  published in 2003PDF. CRuby 1.9 has used a similar randomisation
>  technique since 2008.

It's really strange watching what seems to be general mass panic* about
something that we calmly fixed the better part of a decade ago.

Nicholas Clark

* sky is falling, etc

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