[cryptography] Repeated Encryptions Considered.... ?

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 20:57:16 EDT 2011


On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 6:28 AM, Jack Lloyd <lloyd at randombit.net> wrote:

> In this case, the assumption is that XSalsa20 is stronger than
> AES. AES is just the window dressing for those who insist that it be
> used (eg NIST and co).

I'd be interested in hearing the rationale for that assumption.

Granted, the Salsa family are good stream ciphers, so in an
application where a stream cipher fits better than a block
cipher, Salsa will be preferable to AES. That does not imply
your assumption.



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