AES for GnuPG, on Mon Oct 2?
s.simpson at mia.co.uk
Mon Oct 2 17:50:22 CEST 2000
I'll eat my hat......It's Rijndael!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simpson, Sam
> Sent: 02 October 2000 14:55
> To: 'Michael H. Warfield'
> Cc: Mark Atwood; gnupg-devel at gnupg.org
> Subject: RE: AES for GnuPG, on Mon Oct 2?
> Hitachi actually claim that their patent covers all entries
> other than Rijndael (see for example the 2 Hitachi letters
> at: http://csrc.nist.gov/encryption/aes/round2/pubcmnts.htm).
> My opinion is that it's a 2 horse race between Serpent and
> Twofish (Rijndael needs more rounds, RC6 & MARS are awful on
> some platforms). IMHO, Twofish is just too complicated to be
> analysed sufficiently, leaving the highly tweakable and
> incredibly conservative Serpent.
> I could be wrong though ;)
> Sam Simpson
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael H. Warfield [mailto:mhw at WittsEnd.com]
> > Sent: 02 October 2000 14:39
> > To: Simpson, Sam
> > Cc: Mark Atwood; gnupg-devel at gnupg.org
> > Subject: Re: AES for GnuPG, on Mon Oct 2?
> > On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 12:49:45PM +0000, Marc Mutz wrote:
> > > Mark Atwood wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > > What would be cool is if someone has
> > > > written "AES modules" for all 4 of the finalists,
> > > <snip>
> > > 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 :-)
> > Serpent apparently is subject to a claim by Hitachi
> > that it holds
> > a patent over some aspect of it. Rumor has it that it's out
> > of the race.
> > That's based on a coderpunks posting which I have not been able to
> > independently verify.
> > > Marc
> > > --
> > > Marc Mutz <Marc at Mutz.com>
> > University of Bielefeld, Dep. of Mathematics / Dep. of Physics
> > PGP-keyID's: 0xd46ce9ab (RSA), 0x7ae55b9e (DSS/DH)
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