[Python-Dev] Hash collision security issue (now public)

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Wed Jan 4 12:18:54 CET 2012

Am 04.01.2012 08:59, schrieb Maciej Fijalkowski:
> Is it *really* a security issue? We knew all along that dicts are
> O(n^2) in worst case scenario, how is this suddenly a security
> problem?

For example Microsoft has released an extraordinary and unscheduled
security patch for the issue between Christmas and New Year. I don't
normally use MS as reference but this should give you a hint about the

Have you watched the talk yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Cq3CLI6H8


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