in reply to Re^3: Debugging cgi-bin script
in thread Debugging cgi-bin script
Designing your own random number generator in a high-level language is a terrible, terrible idea.
:) FWIW, merlyn didn't design it, he copied from the fallback Apache::Session::Generate::MD5
I don't know from entrophy and randomness, but this isn't encryption we're dealing with, no authentication or authorization, no financial transactions -- if the attacker has access to the application, guessing doesn't get him anything he didn't already have access to
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