[cryptography] State of the art in block ciphers?

Rob Stradling rob.stradling at comodo.com
Fri Dec 6 17:03:29 EST 2013

On 06/12/13 20:22, coderman wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:35 AM, Rob Stradling <rob.stradling at comodo.com> wrote:
>> ...
>> https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=google.com&s=
>> currently shows...
> thanks all for additional pointers; progess!
> i am specifically curious about the mentioned "Google servers and
> Chrome will soon be supporting cipher suites based around ChaCha20 and
> Poly1305." and "In addition to support in Chrome and on Google's
> servers, myself and my colleague, Elie Bursztein, are working on
> patches for NSS and OpenSSL to support this cipher suite." from Adam's
> blog post.[0]

Various useful-looking patches here...

> latest Chrome Beta's still don't have it,

https://community.qualys.com/thread/12169 says:
"Chrome 32 promotes Chacha20/Poly1305 suite".

However, https://twitter.com/agl__/statuses/398498980151033856 says:
"Chrome 32 won't enable them when stable however: not yet ready".

> they're all giving me
> AES_GCM across various platforms. i have not yet tried the nightly
> builds, this is what i need for the interim it seems...
> best regards,
> 0. "ChaCha20 and Poly1305 for TLS (07 Oct 2013)"
>    https://www.imperialviolet.org/2013/10/07/chacha20.html

Rob Stradling
Senior Research & Development Scientist
COMODO - Creating Trust Online

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