Reply to post: Re: Cool! But maybe not for the BA break-in?

Twilio: Someone waltzed into our unsecured AWS S3 silo, added dodgy code to our JavaScript SDK for customers

Richard 12 Silver badge

Re: Cool! But maybe not for the BA break-in?

SHA is optimized rather aggressively, and many platforms do have specific hardware to do it.

Even "real time" systems are doing extensive SHA hashing these days to verify that data and code hasn't become corrupted - though mostly guarding against accident rather than deliberate attack.

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