Object methods suddenly lagging?
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01-11-2008, 12:21 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Uh... the relation is like so:
md2 3.43mb/sec md4 200.00mb/sec md5 180.00mb/sec
(Ratio-type estimation, don't remember exact figures this morning.) But it is that drastic a difference.
I don't have MD3 in my system so I can't test it. However none of the md* series is secure anymore. If your hacker knows what they're doing, and they get ahold of your passwords they can do a collision generation in a second or two.
I don't precisely know why MD2 is so slow, perhaps age, implementation, and (lack of) optimization.
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