Re: [uCsimm] tinylogin

From: Larry Doolittle (ldoolitt@recycle.lbl.gov)
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 13:25:27 EST


> Perhaps we could implement some kind of alternate crypt() function, one that
> doesn't take so long?

Is this a job for twofish?

> I'm sure some XORs and a little bit of bit rotation
> between characters in the password would be enough. Not as secure as
> crypt(), to be sure, but even a crypt()ed password can be brute-force
> hacked.

Only if the person chooses a poor password. A complete brute force
attack is out of reach of most people, for at least the next couple
of years.

> The goal is to have the password in a state where it is not just
> plaintext.

I'd like to think the goal is a little higher than that.

    - Larry
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