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[wlug] OpenSSH Has a New Cipher — Chacha20-poly1305 — from D.J. Bernstein

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Thu Dec 12 08:52:36 NZDT 2013

"Inspired by a recent Google initiative to adopt ChaCha20 and Poly1305
for TLS, OpenSSH developer Damien Miller has added a similar protocol
to ssh, chacha20-poly1305@o..., which is based on D. J.
Bernstein algorithms that are specifically optimised to provide the
highest security at the lowest computational cost, and not require any
special hardware at doing so. Some further details are in his blog,
and at undeadly. The source code of the protocol is remarkably simple
— less than 100 lines of code!"

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Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ          Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174

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