[cryptography] Keccak and the one algorithm to rule them all

ianG iang at iang.org
Wed Jan 23 02:20:23 EST 2013


If one skims this presentation by Joan Daemen, co-inventer of Keccak, it 
seems that the algorithm can also be used for the other modes -- 
encryption, (h)mac, authenticated encryption as well as message digest.

http://www.hyperelliptic.org/DIAC/slides/PermutationDIAC2012.pdf

If so, we may be in sight of a great simplification in symmetric crypto 
- one algorithm to handle all the modes and needs.

Is this a theory position or has it reached practicality?  Have there 
been any posted descriptions in how to use the core Keccak in these 
different ways?



iang



More information about the cryptography mailing list