Re: [Cfrg] Task for the CFRG

Ben Laurie <ben@links.org> Mon, 19 August 2013 11:27 UTC

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On 8 August 2013 15:45, Igoe, Kevin M. <kmigoe@nsa.gov>; wrote:
>
> Off the top of my head, the only objection I can see is that SALSA may be
> difficult to
> implement efficiently in hardware.  Hardware TLS acceleration can be
> useful at heavily
> utilized servers.
>

This is a myth that should stop being repeated.

The only use of hardware acceleration is for attackers.