May 26, 2018

Skein, a family of cryptographic hash functions

Skein is a family of fast secure cryptographic hash functions designed by Niels Ferguson, Stefan Lucks, Bruce Schneier, Doug Whiting, Mihir Bellare, Tadayoshi Kohno, Jon Callas and Jesse Walker. This package uses bindings to the optimized C implementation of Skein. We provide a high-level interface see module Crypto.Skein to some of the Skein use cases. We also provide a low-level interface see module Crypto.Skein.Internal should you need to use Skein in a different way. Currently we have support for Skein as cryptographic hash function as Skein as a message authentication code Skein-MAC.

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