[nycbug-talk] Re: Linux Cryptoloop

G. Rosamond george
Fri Mar 5 22:18:55 EST 2004


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>[mailto:talk-bounces at lists.nycbug.org] On Behalf Of felix zaslavskiy
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>Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] Re: Linux Cryptoloop
>> 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 
>> >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.

or just Caesarian-style transpostion.


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