Changes between Version 38 and Version 39 of TorWeeklyNews/2013/10


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Timestamp:
Sep 9, 2013, 3:26:16 PM (6 years ago)
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nickm
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nickm explains himself.

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    5959Kadianakis’ draft hidden service improvements [XXX,XXX], and so forth.”
    6060Regarding symmetric keys, Nick wrote: “We’re using AES128.  I’m hoping
    61 to move to XSalsa20 or something like it.”
     61to move to XSalsa20 or something like it.” In response to a query, Nick
     62clarifies that he doesn't think AES is broken: only hard to implement right,
     63and only provided in TLS in concert with modes that are somewhat (GCM)
     64or fairly (CBC) problematic.
    6265
    6366The effort to design better cryptography for the Tor protocols is not
    6467new. More than a year ago, Nick Mathewson presented proposal 202 [XXX]
    65 outlining two possible new relay encryption protocols for Tor cells.
     68outlining two possible new relay encryption protocols for Tor cells. Nick
     69mentioned that he's waiting for a promising paper to get finished here
     70before implementation.
    6671
    6772A third question was raised [XXX] regarding the trust in algorithms
     
    7075correctly” [XXX].
    7176
    72 Nick’s also plan to move away from NIST algorithms [XXX]: “Over the 0.2.5
     77Nick also plans to change more algorithms [XXX]: “Over the 0.2.5
    7378series, I want to move even more things (including hidden services) to
    7479curve25519 and its allies for public key crypto.  I also want to add