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Jun
8
comment Idea for secure password hash-likes, is this feasible/usable/workable?
yet everybody is switching away from md5 because they assume that if it can be broken that way, it will be broken in other ways.
Jun
8
comment Idea for secure password hash-likes, is this feasible/usable/workable?
So. If you can prove that you can break this only via factoring, bruteforce or dictionary, then this is more secure than MD5 which is broken in other ways also?
Jun
8
comment Idea for secure password hash-likes, is this feasible/usable/workable?
and the same applies to hashes right? and every system using passwords.
Jun
8
comment Idea for secure password hash-likes, is this feasible/usable/workable?
yeah i know it is big since it is not really a hash in the actual sense. and you do need to factor to break it. you dont need to factor to brute force it.
Jun
8
comment Idea for secure password hash-likes, is this feasible/usable/workable?
yes, I know that.
Jun
8
comment Idea for secure password hash-likes, is this feasible/usable/workable?
well the biggest difference is that you can actually feed in a very large password (pretty much any size) without having collisions. Also if needed you can make the cracking more difficult by only storing for example n-32 bits for the offset and multiply the work required to crack/check by 4 billion.