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Cryptography: just do not!

Software developers regularly attempt to create new encryption and hashing algorithms, usually to speed up things. There is only one answer one can give in this respect: Here is a short summary of reasons why you should never meddle in cryptography. Cryptography is mathematics, very advanced mathematics There are only a few good cryptographers and ...

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SHA-3 is there!

NIST has announced the end of the Secure Hash Algorithm competition the day before yesterday, naming Keccak as the winner and making it the SHA-3 algorithm. The complete announcement from NIST is here. One thing of note is that since the algorithm was developed by STMicroelectronics and NXP Semiconductors, the algorithm is heavily optimized for ...

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