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tsscmp

Timing safe string compare using double HMAC

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Prevents timing attacks using Brad Hill's Double HMAC pattern to perform secure string comparison. Double HMAC avoids the timing atacks by blinding the timing channel using random time per attempt comparison against iterative brute force attacks.

Install

npm install tsscmp

Why

To compare secret values like authentication tokens, passwords or capability urls so that timing information is not leaked to the attacker.

Example

var timingSafeCompare = require('tsscmp');
 
var sessionToken = '127e6fbfe24a750e72930c';
var givenToken = '127e6fbfe24a750e72930c';
 
if (timingSafeCompare(sessionToken, givenToken)) {
  console.log('good token');
} else {
  console.log('bad token');
}

License:

MIT

Credits to: @jsha | @bnoordhuis | @suryagh |