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Wikipedia states that McEliece is open to "information set decoding attack". What is an "information set decoding attack" and how serious is the vulnerability? (is it just a matter of choosing proper padding/parameters or is the issue deeper)

(motivated by Is key size the only barrier to the adoption of the McEliece cryptosystem, or is it considered broken/potentially vulnerable?)

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