Some SHA-2 news

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sat Feb 19 20:55:14 CET 2011

On 2/19/11 9:53 AM, Lists.gnupg at wrote:
> Think we'll see this included one day in OpenPGP, or will we just skip
> to SHA-3 when it's ready?

Usually, algorithms are added due to existing users with a strong need
-- e.g., CAMELLIA came about because users in the Pacific Rim needed it.

I'm unaware of anyone saying, "the SHA-2s are great, but they're too
slow on 64-bit processors."  And until there is, the odds of OpenPGP
adoption are practically nil, IMO.

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