GNUPG & AES Candidates
rguerra at yahoo.com
Sun May 21 14:54:59 CEST 2000
I'm forwarding you a message I recently posted on the pgp-user's
mailing list (http://www.cryptorights.org/pgp-users) .
I'm curious to know if you are considering adding any additional AES
candidates to gnupg.
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 22:45:31 -0400
From: Robert Guerra <rguerra at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [PGP-USERS] PGP Desktop Security 7.0
To: pgp-users at cryptorights.org
Reply-to: pgp-users at cryptorights.org
At 8:49 PM -0400 2000/5/20, Tom McCune wrote:
>I found the following at:
>>Cryptographic Algorithms Supported
>> Public key algorithms: Diffie-Hellman/DSS, RSA
>> with up to 4096-bit key lengths
nothing new here unless 4096 applies to RSA as well.
>> Symmetric algorithms: CAST (128-bit), 3DES
>> (168-bit), IDEA (128-bit), Twofish (256-bit)
twofish is new...but it hasn't won the AES competition. Can the
Rijndael cipher be added too?
I believe that the other AES finalists should also be included.
It would make good sense to at least keep the others in mind in case
Twofish doesn't win. After all, it would be nice if PGP v.7 could
have the AES winning candidate.
For what it's worth.. At our Toronto May cypherpunks meeting, it was
mentioned at that the Rijndael cipher was well looked upon, and a
favorite of many at the april AES conference. As it's invented by a
group in Belgium it will be interesting to see how it plays
politically in the selections process. After all can the americans
seriously consider to accept and deploy something made outside the
USA (NIH - not invented here, not good)
>Any other news that can be shared on related changes would be appreciated.
Video Report of The May cypherpunks meeting in Toronto (Canada)
AES Round two
AES Round two analysis
AES Second Round Implementation Experience
The block cipher Rijndael
Robert Guerra <rguerra at yahoo.com>, Fax: +1(303) 484-0302
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