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Re: WARNING: This Message Actually Contains a Question

Bill Stewart <[email protected]> writes:
> Bruce Schneier's book Applied Cryptography discusses
> Blowfish (no surprise, since it's his algorithm) and
> I think also discusses GOST.  Blowfish is very fast
> once you've finished the (deliberately slow) key schedule.
> It appears to be tolerably strong, though there hasn't
> been as much analysis on it as on RC4 or IDEA yet, much less DES.

A widely available C implementation of Blowfish had a bug, weakening
its security under some circumstances. Make sure to use the corrected
version. (The bug was in the C program, not the algorithm itself.)


<a href="mailto:[email protected]">Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM</a>
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