[cryptography] [zfs] SHA-3 winner announced

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Oct 3 09:42:28 EDT 2012

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From: Sašo Kiselkov <skiselkov.ml at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:41:47 +0200
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On 10/03/2012 03:16 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:38:43 +0200
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>> In that you see the selection of Keccak, focusing more on its high security
>> margin, and new defenses against existing known types of attacks.
> Is the margin really larger than the margin of Skein or Blake?

The reasoning of NIST can be found here:



"The clarity of Keccak’s construction lends itself to easy analysis
(during the competition all submitted algorithms were made available for
public examination and criticism), and Keccak has higher performance in
hardware implementations than SHA-2 or any of the other finalists."


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