lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite for Android: free password hash cracker in your pocket
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:57:52 +0000
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <>
        "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Mechanical tests (was: POMELO fails the dieharder tests)

In message <004301cf50ed$f0834640$d189d2c0$>, "Dennis E. Hamilton" writ

>However, I am suspicious of the gzip usage, especially for short =
>messages and possibly-shorter hashes.

I should have said that I intended to run a couple of million
test-cases for that test.

Yes, almost all compressors suck at small data.

>In short, a compressibility anomaly might raise a flag for further =
>scrutiny, [...]

That was my aim:  To spot things which are not as they should be,
because of designflaws or code-flaws.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk@...eBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.

Powered by blists - more mailing lists