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Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:32:25 -0400
From: Patrick Mylund Nielsen <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] POMELO fails the dieharder tests

On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 2:15 AM, Daniel Franke <> wrote:

> POMELO is one of a handful of PHC candidates which are not constructed
> around any established cryptographic hash function or cipher. POMELO's
> security claims include collision-resistance. Unfortunately, its output
> fails the dieharder tests.
If it's a goal for the output to be indistinguishable from random, then run
many different test batteries (including NIST's), and focus more on whether
the outputs produce the same results as truly random data than whether they
pass the tests or not.

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