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Argon2 Selected As Final Password Hashing Competition Winner

Topics: Users Discussion
Aug 6, 2015 at 5:34 PM
Edited Aug 6, 2015 at 8:05 PM
https://password-hashing.net/candidates.html

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23pwdhc

Dustin Sparks wrote on Twitter
Password Hashing Competition announced Argon2 as winner, will develop final standard with authors.
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Argon2 is optimized for the x86 architecture and exploits the cache and memory organization of the recent Intel and AMD processors. Argon2 has two variants: Argon2d and Argon2i.

Argon2d is faster and uses data-depending memory access, which makes it suitable for cryptocurrencies and applications with no threats from side-channel timing attacks.

Argon2i uses data-independent memory access, which is preferred for password hashing and password-based key derivation.

https://www.cryptolux.org/index.php/Argon

For those persons that want to dive deep into the details.

https://password-hashing.net/submissions/specs/Argon-v3.pdf

Although, there is no great urgency to implement.

http://tinyurl.com/q3lrapy
http://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/discussion/features/thread/5ccdc3e5/#346a
Dec 6, 2016 at 10:53 PM
A implementation would be great! :)
Dec 7, 2016 at 1:40 PM
RyXaLRoot wrote:
A implementation would be great! :)
Maybe good, but not that great, because every new hash algorithm slows down the mounting :-( I'm still hoping there will be keyboard shortcut for picking up the algorithm same as for PIM, because autodection takes forever on old hardware.