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From Dirkjan Ochtman <>
Subject Re: Improving password hashing.
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:43:19 GMT
On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 14:43, Robert Newson <> wrote:
> Some time ago I wrote some code to implement the PBKDF2 protocol. This
> is a cryptographically sound means of deriving a key from a password.

Why is this better than stuff like bcrypt or scrypt? The page for the
latter, at least, states that it "is designed to be far more secure
against hardware brute-force attacks than alternative functions such
as PBKDF2".



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