[nycbug-talk] Re: Linux Cryptoloop

felix zaslavskiy felix
Fri Mar 5 05:31:11 EST 2004

> Roland said. . .
> >They use hashalot to generate the key from a passphrase and it is
> >just a simple hash or a salted hash rather than an industry standard
> >passphrase->key algorithm such as PKCS#5 PBKDF2 (which I use in
> >CGD.)  I do not understand exactly why everyone feels it is necessary
> >to play amateur cryptographer when there are accepted ways to do
> >these things that have been scrutinised by people who actually
> >understand the issues involved.  This is actually a rather large
> >pet peeve of mine, I mean if you presume that you know better than
> >professional cryptographers how to turn a passphrase into a key
> >then why don't you just write your own crypto algorithms, too? 

Lets just use lanman hash.


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