Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 22:56:40 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [openwall-announce] PHP 5.3.0+ integrates crypt_blowfish (and more) Hi, PHP 5.3.0 has been released, integrating our crypt_blowfish code right into default builds of the PHP interpreter: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.3.0 http://www.openwall.com/crypt/ This is good news for users of our PHP password hashing framework, phpass, because it means that the bcrypt hashes preferred by phpass will be portable across systems running PHP 5.3.0+ (as well as portable to some systems running older versions of PHP, like before), and that fallbacks to weaker hash types will never occur on PHP 5.3.0+ (unless forced by the programmer). http://www.openwall.com/phpass/ PHP 5.3.0+ also integrates our revision of the FreeSec code from the glibc package on Owl, implementing DES-based hashes. All of this is due to work by Pierre Joye. Finally, PHP 5.3.0+ replaces the integrated implementation of MD5 with one from popa3d for slightly better performance (e.g., of the phpass "portable hashes", which are MD5-based). Alexander
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