Re: [openpgp] SHA-x performance

Bill Frantz <frantz@pwpconsult.com> Wed, 12 August 2015 17:12 UTC

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On 8/12/15 at 8:11 AM, iang@iang.org (ianG) wrote:

>Personally, I see a huge leap here.  OpenPGP isn't 
>suitable/designed at all for that application(s) / market(s).

I see some security needs in this market that, like most 
security needs, are being generally ignored.

(1) Authentication of messages

(2) Replay protection for messages

(3) Authentication of software updates

Can PGP perform these functions? Is it the best technical solution?

If the answer to both of these is yes, then we should consider 
these small systems.

Cheers - Bill

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