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Thread: BLAKE2: A New Alternative To MD5 & SHA-2/SHA-3

  1. #11
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    Jun 2010


    Quote Originally Posted by MaxToTheMax View Post
    Improved performance isn't necessarily a good thing, when it comes to these sorts of hash functions. The faster a hash function, the easier it is to brute-force.
    Funny. BLAKE2 (being faster than MD5 yet more secure) seems to disprove that absolute (and utterly incorrect) correlation.

    The takeaway message for us lowly non-security types was pretty simple, yet none of us got it: I'll be pretty happy when I can replace the md5sum command line tool with something faster that I can have a reasonable amount of confidence in.

  2. #12
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    Jun 2006


    Quote Originally Posted by liam View Post
    The algorithm was clearly a finalist but I don't know if blake2 is the same code as that which was in the competition.
    So, as I said, it may be a reimplementation of a sha3 finalist algorithm. TL;DR "BLAKE was already more secure, we reduced some params to gain speed"

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