[Python-Dev] hashlib - faster md5/sha, adds sha256/512 support
jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Fri Dec 16 21:13:00 CET 2005
Python 2.5 will include sha-256 and sha-512. It will be released
sometime next year.
On 12/16/05, Ronald L. Rivest <rivest at mit.edu> wrote:
> Hi --
> I'm curious as to the status of upgrading cryptographic
> hash function support in Python, now that md5 and sha1 are
> both clearly broken (in terms of collision-resistance).
> The consensus of researchers in this area (at least as
> expressed at the NIST Hash Function Workshop 10/31/05),
> is that SHA-256 is a good choice for the time being, but
> that research should continue, and other alternatives may
> arise from this research. The larger SHA's also seem OK,
> but I think will have less demand...
> I'd like to see sha-256 supported in Python. Has this
> already happened (and I didn't notice) and/or will it
> be happening soon?
> Ron Rivest
> P.S. Please cc your reply to me at rivest at mit.edu as well
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