Reply to post: Re: Other Problems

Hash snag: Security shamans shame SHA-1 standard, confirm crucial collisions citing circa $45k chip cost

TechnicalBen Silver badge

Re: Other Problems

Yeah, old/insecure things like this can be used for things that don't need security (so as you mention, a plain old hashing for indexing system). However, I guess the risk is people use it as "good enough" and don't bother checking it's security if it's still available and not forced in upgrade/change.

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