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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 21:19:15 -0700
From: Andrew Ekstedt <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Comments on Argon2 v1.2.1

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Dmitry Khovratovich
<> wrote:
> We have corrected the specification (page 5) and updated the test vectors on
> github.

Thanks Dmitry.

The updated specification does not correctly describe blake2b_long.
Going by the reference implementation, V_m+1 should be defined by
V_m+1 =  H_min(τ, 33+(τ-1 mod 32))(V_m), and is never absent. (m is
then m = max(0, ⌊(τ-33)/32⌋))

I would prefer a return to the originally specified output function
(iterate a 64-byte hash, appending 32 bytes to the output until τ is
reached), which is easier both to describe and implement. The only
advantage i can see of the new version is that it performs one fewer
iteration of H, but the cost of H is surely dwarfed by the overall
Argon2 computation. I don't believe it is worth the additional

Andrew Ekstedt

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