AES for GnuPG, on Mon Oct 2?

Marc Mutz Marc at
Mon Oct 2 13:49:45 CEST 2000

Mark Atwood wrote:
> What would be cool is if someone has
> written "AES modules" for all 4 of the finalists,

It's _five_ finalists (though I agree that MARS will unlikely stand the
competition and is effectively out of the race). They are (with my
opinions added in parantheses)

1) MARS (too slow, too small security margin)
2) RC6  (patented - ugh)
3) Twofish (complicated)
4) Rijndael (only with increased round count)
5) Serpent (will make it :-)


Marc Mutz <Marc at>
University of Bielefeld, Dep. of Mathematics / Dep. of Physics

PGP-keyID's:   0xd46ce9ab (RSA), 0x7ae55b9e (DSS/DH)

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