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yescrypt is a cryptographic key derivation function function used for password hashing on Fedora,[1] Debian,[2] Ubuntu,[3] and Arch Linux.[4] The function is more resistant to offline password-cracking attacks than SHA-512.[5] It is based on Scrypt.[5]

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  1. ^ "Changes/yescrypt as default hashing method for shadow". Retrieved 2023-10-10.
  2. ^ "Chapter 5. Issues to be aware of for bullseye". Retrieved 2023-10-12.
  3. ^ "yescript replaces sha512 for password hashing". Retrieved 2023-10-12.
  4. ^ "Arch Linux - Changes to default password hashing algorithm and umask settings". Retrieved 2023-10-10.
  5. ^ a b "yescrypt". Retrieved 2023-10-10.

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