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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 00:56:00 +0000
From: Peter Maxwell <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] A final cheat killer pass with smoke

On 8 January 2014 14:56, Bill Cox <> wrote:

> So, after my threads finish filling memory with their hashed data, I could
> run a "cheat killer" pass that randomly accesses all of the hash data in a
> pattern that depends on the password, making it impossible to pre-compute.

So... this memory access pattern that depends on the password ;-)   If you
access pattern is dependent on the password, does that not put you back to
square one with side-channel attacks, so to speak?

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