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Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:30:41 -0800
From: Andy Lutomirski <>
To: discussions <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] A silly (?) consideration for script-friendly hashes

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Tony Arcieri <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Andy Lutomirski <>
> wrote:
>> If people are planning on having client-side offload, or, more
>> generally, if whatever hash wins ends up with a highly optimized
>> implementation in web browsers, there may be a problem: anyone who can
>> get people to leave their browsers pointed at pictures of kittens that
>> compute hashes in the background effectively has a big network of
>> password hashers.
> They can already do that, FYI

True, but they don't benefit from a fancy non-JavaScript implementation.

Admittedly, this is becoming less and less important as time goes on,
especially in the face of things like PNaCl.


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