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Re: passwd hashing algorithm
From: de5 () sws5 CTD ORNL GOV (Dave Sill)
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 18:12:34 GMT
Charlie Watt <watt () sware com>
As you point out, a better cryptographic linkage between blocks would
force the attacker to search the full password space for a given multiblock
password rather than break it down into separate 8 byte searches. We will
incoporate this into our next release. Thanks for the feedback.
Why not just use md5 instead?