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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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