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mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca
Thu Jul 2 17:42:10 CEST 2015

On Thu, 2 Jul 2015, Joseph Wright wrote:
> Depends what you are using it for. Collisions are possible in MD5 so
> it's no longer suitable for cryptographic applications. Here, however,
> we are talking about avoiding the more prosaic issues of people having
> not-quite matching sources. (We are *not* talking about signing
> documents.) For the use case I have in mind MD5 will happily do the job.

The message from Ross Moore to which I was replying specifically mentioned
protection from modification by "malware" as a case where MD5 would be
helpful, and that's what prompted my comment.

Matthew Skala
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca                 People before principles.

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