[Q] Comparison of Encryption Algorithms
Sat May 10 09:30:02 2003
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Daniel Carrera wrote:
> I'm been trying to learn about "how secure" some encryption algorithms
> are, but I haven't found what I want. Perhaps someone can point me to a
> I'm most interested in Blowfish, IDEA and RSA because I understand that
> they are the most powerful and on DSA and ElGamal as I understand that
> they are used by GPG.
> I want to get an idea of the computing power needed to break those. As
> well as any other security concerns that I should be aware of. I am a
> mathematecian, I'm not afraid of doing some calculations to get the
> answers I want.
Hmm, I'd start with either of Schneier's books: _Applied_Cryptography_
(http://www.counterpane.com/applied.html) or the newly released
Counterpane also has an online bibliography of over 1400 papers and
articles on Crypto (Got to be better than the sci.crypt archives)
available at http://www.counterpane.com/biblio/ . I'd also check the
monthly CRYPTO-GRAM newsletter (also available on the same site).
Extensive list of PKI links at http://www.pki-page.org/
And check Keith Ray's OpenPGP page at
http://www.nullify.org/openpgp.html, some of the links there may just
answer your questions.
Hopefully this is enough to get you started. Keep us posted, would you?
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