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Implement the Scrypt

Topics: Feature Requests
Jan 9, 2015 at 2:43 PM
Edited Jan 9, 2015 at 2:43 PM
Copy and pasted from the release reviews here:
https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/releases/view/565079#ReviewsAnchor

Finally I would like to ask the developers to implement the Scrypt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrypt in future versions!

thought I put it here, so it won't get lost.
Jan 9, 2015 at 6:32 PM
Edited Jan 9, 2015 at 6:32 PM
Scrypt isn't encryption its a hashing algorithm. So why would a program design to encrypt file implement Scrypt?
Jan 9, 2015 at 6:35 PM
Edited Jan 9, 2015 at 6:39 PM
TheDarkerPhantom wrote:
Scrypt isn't encryption its a hashing algorithm. So why would a program design to encrypt file implement Scrypt?
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The password cannot be stored in plain text, it has to be hashed.

Also VeraCrypt encrypts drives and volumes, not individual files.
Jan 9, 2015 at 7:11 PM
L0ck wrote:
TheDarkerPhantom wrote:
Scrypt isn't encryption its a hashing algorithm. So why would a program design to encrypt file implement Scrypt?
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The password cannot be stored in plain text, it has to be hashed.

Also VeraCrypt encrypts drives and volumes, not individual files.
I suppose BinaryCoder should have been more specific about what he wanted implemented to use Scrypt.
Jan 9, 2015 at 7:31 PM
Mounir may want to wait until the results of hash competition is completed.

https://password-hashing.net/candidates.html
Finalists have been announced on December 8, 2014 and are (in alphabetical order): Argon, battcrypt, Catena, Lyra2, Makwa, Parallel, POMELO, Pufferfish, yescrypt.
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Or the NIST:

http://www.cspri.seas.gwu.edu/blog/2014/7/25/nist-releases-next-generation-sha-3-hash-function-for-public-commentafter-year-of-turmoil
Jan 11, 2015 at 8:33 PM
TheDarkerPhantom wrote:
I suppose BinaryCoder should have been more specific about what he wanted implemented to use Scrypt.
As I said, I just copy and pasted it from the reviews of the current version, so it won't get lost. No idea what it is about ;)