Defensive programming

Robin Becker robin at
Sun Jun 1 11:53:10 CEST 2003

This recently slashdotted paper

suggests that many common algorithms (including perl hashing) are open to low input
DoS attack.

I know that the Timbot and other python 'bots are pretty smart, but are there python
algorithms that suffer the same vulnerabilities?

Regular expression matching seems like a pretty easy target for some devilish
Robin Becker

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