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: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:37:35 +0200
From: Christian Forler <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Re: Mechanical tests

On 07.04.2014 11:47, Bill Cox wrote:

>> A common use-case for a password hashing schemes is password based key
>> derivation. Cryptographers assume that keys to be random. This
>> assumption is crucial for the security of almost all cryptographic
>> schemes. Therefore, (for an adversary) the output of a good password
>> hashing scheme should be indistinguishable from random. Hence, dieharder
>> is IMHO a valid sanity check tool.

> In that case, you might be happy to know that Catena passed :-)

Any other result might imply that 1) there is a software bug or 2)
BLAKE2b/SHA-512 has a serious security issue.

Nevertheless, I'm glad to here that Catena passed the test. :-)

Best regards,

Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (535 bytes)

Powered by blists - more mailing lists