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Argon2 Selected As Final Password Hashing Competition Winner

Topics: Users Discussion
Aug 6, 2015 at 6:34 PM
Edited Aug 6, 2015 at 9:05 PM

Dustin Sparks wrote on Twitter
Password Hashing Competition announced Argon2 as winner, will develop final standard with authors.
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.

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

Although, there is no great urgency to implement.
Dec 6, 2016 at 11:53 PM
A implementation would be great! :)
Dec 7, 2016 at 2:40 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.