Some SHA-2 news

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Feb 19 17:18:03 CET 2011

On Feb 19, 2011, at 9:53 AM, Lists.gnupg at wrote:

> I found this linked from slashdot; I thought some readers of this list
> might find it interesting:
> Think we'll see this included one day in OpenPGP, or will we just skip
> to SHA-3 when it's ready?

I doubt it.  The idea behind this is interesting, but OpenPGP already has digests of that size, and in the amount of time it will take to get these new hashes into code and deployed widely enough to be useful, we'll be right around SHA-3 time anyway.


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