More SHA-3 News
NIST has published all 51 first-round candidates in its hash algorithm competition. (Presumably the other submissions—we heard they received 64—were rejected because they weren’t complete.) You can download the submission package from the NIST page. The SHA-3 Zoo is still the best source for up-to-date cryptanalysis information.
And there’s news about Skein’s performance. And two Java implementations. (Does anyone want to do an implementation of Threefish?) In general, the Skein website is the place to go for up-to-date Skein information.