All, Quick question, anyone got a good scheme for key stretching?
I have this scheme for managing private keys that involves storing them as encrypted PKCS#8 blobs in the cloud. AES128 seems a little on the weak side for this but there are (rare) circumstances where a user is going to need to type in the key for recovery purposes so I don't want more than 128 bits of key to type in (I am betting that 128 bits is going to be sufficient to the end of Moore's law). So the answer is to use AES 256 and stretch the key, but how? I could just repeat the key: K = k + k Related key attacks make me a little nervous though. Maybe: K = (k + 01234567) XOR SHA512 (k) -- Website: http://hallambaker.com/
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