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Re: Is a constant time string compare necessary?
On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 08:55:47PM +0100, Laurens Van Houtven wrote:
> When comparing the result of the scrypt KDF to a previously computed &
> stored value (say, in the context of a stored password), is it necessary to
> compare the two strings in constant time?
If the salts are large and are unpredictable by a remote attacker and
are stored only along with the hashes, no.