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Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:48:16 +0000
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <>
To:, Yann Droneaud <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Testing Password Hashing functions

In message <>, Yann Droneaud writes:

>For hashing functions, especially cryptographic hashing functions,
>what are the tools to test them ?

A good starting point is to treat it as a PRNG:  A hash function
whould have the exact same mathematical properties as a PRNG, with
the single addition that the same input always produces the same

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