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Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:49:12 -0400
From: Bill Cox <waywardgeek@...hershed.org>
To: discussions@...sword-hashing.net
Subject: Re: [PHC] Generalised password hashing for arbitrary proof of work

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On 09/08/2014 11:22 AM, Krisztián Pintér wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM, Ben Harris <ben@...rr.is> wrote:
>> I've been looking at Cuckoo Cycle 
>> (https://github.com/tromp/cuckoo/blob/master/cuckoo.pdf?raw=true)
>> as a proof
> 
> can someone explain me how this does not leak information through 
> total running time? (that is, not cache timing, but traffic
> analysis.)
> 

For proof of work, I don't think they care about leaking meta data.
They seem more interested in being able to easily prove that they did
all the work they claim.

I would need to look more carefully, but at first glance I like it for
proof of work, but would pass on trying to use it for password hashing.

Bill
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