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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:22:11 +0200
From: Jean-Philippe Aumasson <jeanphilippe.aumasson@...il.com>
To: "discussions@...sword-hashing.net" <discussions@...sword-hashing.net>
Subject: Re: [PHC] New package for Makwa

Will update the web page, thanks

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Thomas Pornin <pornin@...et.org> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have updated the Makwa specification and code. New version of the
> submission package is available here:
>
>    http://www.bolet.org/makwa/Makwa-PHC-20150422.zip
>
> A direct link to the specification is also available here:
>
>    http://www.bolet.org/makwa/makwa-spec-20150422.pdf
>
>
> MAKWA HAS NOT CHANGED. This is not a "tweak". All previous test vectors
> remain fully valid. What has changed is the following:
>
>  - I have much expanded the discussion on the delegation mechanism to
>    include the "information theoretic secure" method from Adam Back. I
>    describe it, and some optimizations, and how that method and my
>    original delegation system are really sub-cases of the same thing.
>    This results in a total of three variants for the delegation, with
>    distinct performance. See section 4 of the specification.
>
>  - The reference implementations (both C and Java) now implement all
>    three delegation mechanisms (the old one, which is still the one I
>    recommend on a general basis, and the two new "information theoretic
>    secure" systems).
>
>  - The formats I defined for public keys, private keys and delegation
>    parameters have been expanded to better support the alternate
>    delegation mechanisms.
>
>  - Private key generation was modified to also produce a generator for
>    invertible quadratic residues.
>
> The new code is still backward compatible with the original one (at both
> source code and binary levels). The old formats for keys and parameters
> are still fully supported.
>
>
>         --Thomas Pornin
>

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