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Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 17:48:29 -0400
From: Scott Arciszewski <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] Verbify "password hash"

On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 5:27 PM, Krisztián Pintér <> wrote:
> Scott Arciszewski (at Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11:17:28 PM):
>>       * Password hash functions
>>         * ?????
>>     Don't encrypt passwords. Don't hash passwords. Instead, ______ passwords.
> i think this came up earlier. my take: stretch. pbkdf is also good,
> but long, and not accurate, as we don't always derive a key, we might
> derive a verifier.

I like "stretch" as well. Especially since the phrase "key stretching"
is already used in this context, i.e.

Scott Arciszewski
Chief Development Officer
Paragon Initiative Enterprises <>

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