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NIST revises cryptographic specs

NIST revises cryptographic specs

NIST is requesting comments on its revision of SP 800-90A, Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators.

This guidance specifies techniques for generating random bits using deterministic methods, based on either hash functions or block cipher algorithms.

According to the announcement, the revision removes the previously approved Dual_EC_DRBG that was based on the use of elliptic curves and includes other changes that are listed in the final appendix of the document.

Comments should be sent to rbg_comments@nist.gov with "SP 800-90A comments" in the subject line by Dec. 31, 2014.

Posted by GCN Staff on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:18 AM


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