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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] crypto: Add Skein hash algorithm variants
    David Wagner wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    >
    The final date is by the end of 2012. It's still some time until then.
    http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/hash/timeline.html





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