[cryptography] New analysis results for Skein

Lea Kissner chialea at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 10:50:42 EST 2010


On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Peter Gutmann <pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> * Skein is soft and succumbs to brute force
> * Skein has been successfully linearized
> * Skein has clear output patterns
> * Skein is easily distinguishable from a random oracle

That's not at all surprising!

http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&tbs=isch:1&q=skein+of+yarn&revid=21607185&sa=X&ei=DEwCTbfFEoW8sAPwk_CvDQ&ved=0CDIQ1QIoAA&biw=1280&bih=613

Thanks,
Lea



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