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Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:10:52 +0100
From: Dmitry Khovratovich <khovratovich@...il.com>
To: "discussions@...sword-hashing.net" <discussions@...sword-hashing.net>
Subject: Re: [PHC] hash encryption

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:02 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:

> > On 23 Mar 2016, at 10:47, Dmitry Khovratovich <khovratovich@...il.com>
> wrote:
> > > Simplest scheme would be SHA-256 in the counter mode.
> > >
> > > Just XOR SHA-256(Key||Nonce||0..0)||SHA-256(Key||Nonce||0..01) to the
> block[4], that's it.
>
> This relies on having a nonce, which is something I am trying to avoid.
>
> We do already have salts, which are preferably unique and could be
> reused, but as I mentioned before I'd like not to increase reliance on
> them being unique.
>
> Alexander
>

Username||Salt instead of Nonce would be fine too. Should be unlikely that
this combination repeats.



-- 
Best regards,
Dmitry Khovratovich

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