Provable Security Support for the Skein Hash Family

M. Bellare, T. Kohno, S. Lucks, N. Ferguson, B. Schneier, D. Whiting, J. Callas, and J. Walker

April 2009.

ABSTRACT: Skein is a fast, versatile, and secure hash function that has been submitted as an AHS candidate. One of Skein’s features is that it is backed by security proofs. This paper presents, explains, and justifies the various provable security claims underlying Skein.

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Categories: Skein and Threefish

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