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15.0 > System > scrypt (1.3.1)

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 bcrypt.

A 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.

In addition to the scrypt command-line utility, a development library
libscrypt-kdf can be built and installed by setting the LIB environment
variable: LIB=yes ./scrypt.SlackBuild

Maintained by: Alexander Verbovetsky
Keywords: passphrase,encrypt,password,scrypt,crypt,kdf,tarsnap
ChangeLog: scrypt


Source Downloads:
scrypt-1.3.1.tgz (1f5aded31478319357c2c611eb5c4f71)

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

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 15.0

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

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