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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] crypto: Add Skein hash algorithm variants
    Jeff Garzik  wrote:
    >This is the first draft of the Skein hash algorithm that was recently
    >mentioned, as a prominent submission to NIST's SHA-3 competition.

    Adding Skein to the kernel makes no sense, from a cryptographic point of
    view, at this point in time. The appropriate point would be after it
    has been analyzed and vetted by crypto experts over a period of time.
    I suspect even the designers of Skein would advise you not to use the
    algorithm until other cryptographers have had a chance to examine it and
    it has been subjected to cryptanalysis over a period of time. The same
    goes for all new submissions to the NIST competition.

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