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Re: Behaviour with Null Bytes
Hi Andrew (& list),
On 04/08/14 16:15, Andrew Dunham wrote:
> I'm noticing an interesting behaviour, and I'm wondering if it's expected or
> not. Specifically:
> crypto_scrypt(password, password_len, salt, salt_len, 1 << 14, 8, 1, out,
> Is returning the same output for the inputs "password" (no null terminator) and
> "password\0" (including the null terminator).
This is a consequence of scrypt using the HMAC construction to process the
password. It's unfortunate but not really a problem.
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