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14.2 > System > scrypt (1.2.1)

The scrypt key derivation function was originally developed for use in the
Tarsnap online backup system and is designed to be far more secure against
hardware brute-force attacks than alternative functions such as PBKDF2 or

This simple password-based encryption utility is available as a demonstration
of the scrypt key derivation function. On modern hardware and with default
parameters, the cost of cracking the password on a file encrypted by scrypt
enc is approximately 100 billion times more than the cost of cracking the same
password on a file encrypted by openssl enc; this means that a five-character
password using scrypt is stronger than a ten-character password using openssl.

Maintained by: LEVAI Daniel
Keywords: passphrase,encrypt,password,scrypt,crypt
ChangeLog: scrypt


Source Downloads:
scrypt-1.2.1.tgz (b33d22cd35032743047d30f1f5a49514)

Download SlackBuild:
scrypt.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.2

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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