secretbase

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Fast and memory-efficient streaming hash functions. Performs direct hashing of strings, raw bytes, and files potentially larger than memory, as well as hashing in-memory objects through R’s serialization mechanism, without requiring allocation of the serialized object.

Implementations include the SHA-256 and SHA-3 cryptographic hash functions, SHAKE256 extendable-output function (XOF), and ‘SipHash’ pseudo-random function.

The SHA-3 Secure Hash Standard was published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2015 at doi:10.6028/NIST.FIPS.202. The SHA-256 Secure Hash Standard was published by NIST in 2002 at https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips180-2/fips180-2.pdf. The SipHash family of pseudo-random functions by Jean-Philippe Aumasson and Daniel J. Bernstein was published in 2012 at https://ia.cr/2012/351.[1]

The SHA-256 and SHA-3 implementations are based on those by the ‘Mbed TLS’ Trusted Firmware Project at https://www.trustedfirmware.org/projects/mbed-tls. The SipHash implementation is based on that of Daniele Nicolodi, David Rheinsberg and Tom Gundersen at https://github.com/c-util/c-siphash, which is in turn based on the reference implementation by Jean-Philippe Aumasson and Daniel J. Bernstein released to the public domain at https://github.com/veorq/SipHash.

Installation

Install the latest version from CRAN:

install.packages("secretbase")

Or the development version from R-universe:

install.packages("secretbase", repos = "https://shikokuchuo.r-universe.dev")

Quick Start

library(secretbase)

SHA-3

sha3("secret base")
#> [1] "a721d57570e7ce366adee2fccbe9770723c6e3622549c31c7cab9dbb4a795520"

sha3("secret base", convert = FALSE)
#>  [1] a7 21 d5 75 70 e7 ce 36 6a de e2 fc cb e9 77 07 23 c6 e3 62 25 49 c3 1c 7c
#> [26] ab 9d bb 4a 79 55 20

sha3("秘密の基地の中", bits = 512)
#> [1] "e30cdc73f6575c40d55b5edc8eb4f97940f5ca491640b41612e02a05f3e59dd9c6c33f601d8d7a8e2ca0504b8c22f7bc69fa8f10d7c01aab392781ff4ae1e610"

Hash arbitrary R objects

sha3(data.frame(a = 1, b = 2), bits = 160)
#> [1] "bc5a411f87ef083296c60d6557f189b62ff9e7e6"

sha3(NULL)
#> [1] "b3e37e4c5def1bfb2841b79ef8503b83d1fed46836b5b913d7c16de92966dcee"

Hash files

file <- tempfile(); cat("secret base", file = file)
sha3(file = file)
#> [1] "a721d57570e7ce366adee2fccbe9770723c6e3622549c31c7cab9dbb4a795520"

Hash to integer

sha3("秘密の基地の中", bits = 384, convert = NA)
#>  [1]  1421990570   338241144  1760362273 -1213241427  1313032644 -1154474231
#>  [7]  1041052480   697347630 -1488396834  -917712316  1835427495  2044829552

sha3("秘密の基地の中", bits = 32, convert = NA)
#> [1] 2000208511

For use in parallel computing, this is a valid method for reducing to a negligible probability that RNGs in each process may overlap. This may be especially suitable when first-best alternatives such as using recursive streams are too expensive or unable to preserve reproducibility. [2]

SHA-256

sha256("secret base")
#> [1] "1951c1ca3d50e95e6ede2b1c26fefd0f0e8eba1e51a837f8ccefb583a2b686fe"
sha256("secret base", key = "秘密の基地の中")
#> [1] "ec58099ab21325e792bef8f1aafc0a70e1a7227463cfc410931112705d753392"

SipHash

siphash13("secret base", key = charToRaw("秘密の基地の中"))
#> [1] "a1f0a751892cc7dd"

References

[1] Jean-Philippe Aumasson and Daniel J. Bernstein (2012), “SipHash: a fast short-input PRF”, Paper 2012/351, Cryptology ePrint Archive, https://ia.cr/2012/351.

[2] Pierre L’Ecuyer, David Munger, Boris Oreshkin and Richard Simard (2017), “Random numbers for parallel computers: Requirements and methods, with emphasis on GPUs”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 135, May 2017, pp. 3-17 doi:10.1016/j.matcom.2016.05.00.

Links:

◈ secretbase R package: https://shikokuchuo.net/secretbase/

Mbed TLS website: https://www.trustedfirmware.org/projects/mbed-tls
SipHash streaming implementation: https://github.com/c-util/c-siphash
SipHash reference implementation: https://github.com/veorq/SipHash

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