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Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:18:02 -0700
From: epixoip <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] omegacrypt and timing

On 9/17/2014 11:22 AM, Krisztián Pintér wrote:
> epixoip (at Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:17:21 PM):
>> I've never heard that this was a no-no in the context of password
>> hashing.
> what is the fundamental difference between password hashing and other
> areas that makes that rule not in effect?

Password hashing is not cryptography. Timing attacks are not a practical
concern in password hashing, especially not with salted schemes.

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