[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.


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?


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