A Little Bit of Crypto - I have been trying to figure out to "collision resistant" some of these standard hash functions are. It is a tough concept to get my head around. I figure...
Pesky Memory Leaks
The developer did some research. We were all surprised at what he found. The character set had a value of "Use Multi-Byte Character Set". Ooops. We pretty much do single byte characters. You know, the old C-style strings. That wrong setting was causing memory leaks. Who knows what other problems this mismatch was causing.
This seemed strange. You get Unicode as the default setting when you create a project. Somebody must have changed that to MBCS. Why? Did they not know what this setting controlled? This is just disturbing. Time to look at the settings for all our Visual Studio projects. We really should have been detecting this earlier. Memory leaks are bad and need to be plugged.