[cryptography] [tahoe-dev] Tahoe-LAFS Weekly Conference Call summary 2012-08-07

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Wed Aug 15 05:41:27 EDT 2012


On 2012-08-15 4:59 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Main topic: XSalsa20 encryption
>
> The idea is to encrypt with a combination of XSalsa20⊕AES instead of
> just AES.

The likelihood that your encryption will break through a bug or protocol 
error is far higher than the likelihood that AES will be broken.

Thus any additional complexity makes your encryption more likely to be 
broken.

Also, if you do what everyone else is doing, you can lift someone else's 
code, which has already been checked.



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