Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Danny <dannydaemonic@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Encryption Ciphers
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 01:25:46
Message-Id: 9625752b0803011725v614bbb83p3dab1adb6fb3dab@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] Encryption Ciphers by Florian Philipp
I just wanted to jump in and say that I'm personally a fan of Serpent.  I
like to use something that's a little less popular, but still open.  It is
similar in strength (IMHO), but there will be more people trying to break
AES than Serpent.  For example, I've read the XSL attack that can weaken AES
is too complex when used on Serpent -- it would be more expensive than a
brute force attack.

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 5:28 AM, Florian Philipp <lists@f_philipp.fastmail.net>
wrote:

> > On Sat, 2008-03-01 at 11:48 +0000, Calum wrote: > > On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Florian Philipp > > <lists@f_philipp.fastmail.net> wrote: > > > > > > On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 22:31 -0500, Mansour Moufid wrote: > > > > On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Steffen Schulz <pepe_ml@×××.net> > wrote: > > <snip> > > > > While I've been following this thread, I noticed this advert at the > > top of my screen: > > > > Break my cipher!: http://www.accessdata.co.nz/ > > > > Just thought I might share in case there was some budding > > cryptographer fancied having a crack. > > > > > > /me isn't affiliated with/doesn't know the owner of the site > > Well, the author of that site refers to his system as similar to a > One-Time-Pad. If it really is an OTP, you can't break it except by theft > of the key. >

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Re: [gentoo-security] Encryption Ciphers Peter Meier <peter.meier@×××××××.ch>