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Re: Debian should move away from MD5 (and at best also from SHA1) (in secure APT and friends)

On 2012-10-11 19:38, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-10-11 at 11:35 -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
>> > What makes sense is to use a hash that has the properties that are
>> > needed for a particular application.
> Well... I think that's only really required if performance is very
> critical, e.g. when you're on embedded devices or so,... but the places
> I've mentioned should have probably no disadvantages by using a "strong"
> algo,... not to mention that newer algos like Keccack are quite fast.

Debian on a low power embedded system fits in the "normal" category I
What is "embedded device" then?


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