BLAKE3 a new normal for hashes

If you have not had the opportunity yet, I would definitely check out the cryptographic hash function BLAKE3, as it has impressive performance!

I remember “way back when” the big push was to move from broken MD5/SHA1 to SHA256 hashes. Wait, I am not sure that has actually has been accomplished yet? I have heard the typical reasoning around the performance concerns when using SHA256 over older algorithms, anyway.

It looks like BLAKE3 has the potential to quickly move us past that perception. Maybe, I will get to call SHA256 a legacy hash value shortly!

I updated my AMI Pipeline to generate BLAKE3 hash lists for Amazon Linux versions 1 and 2 to help adoption, hopefully.