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I see three main reasons why PAKEs are not widely used yet: The lack of IETF standards. SRP has limitations discussed in the link @fgrieu posted above. Many PAKE protocols have been designed, but they lack a convincing security proof, or properties some applications may expect. This is being solved as we speak. The CFRG is currently having a selection ...


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The problem arises from the fact that the security of the SRP protocol heavily relies on the hardness of the discrete logarithm problem. And as was shown by Shor the discrete logarithm problem can be broken by quantum computers in the near future. Post-Quantum Secure Remote Password Protocol from RLWE Problem describes one possible solution using a RLWE-...


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