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Subject: Rijndael & NTRU
From: Vin McLellan (vinshore.net)
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 16:04:04 CDT


At 10/2/00, Ian Grigg wrote:

>Rijndael is GREEN
>
>NIST chooses Rijndael as the Advanced Encryption Standard
><snip>

Apparently the selection of Rijndael -- pronounced "Reign Dahl" or "Rain
Doll" -- was not a big surprise to everyone.

Just got a note from Scott Crenshaw, the CEO of NTRU Cryptosystems
<www.ntru.com>, one of the firms I consult for, expressing satisfaction at
having "backed the right horse" while others dozed;-)

The NTRU public key toolkit (NERI) currently ships with code to implement
the Rijndael symmetric cipher. NERI (NTRU Embedded Reference
Implementation) is a low-footprint software toolkit designed for embedded
implementations.

NTRU is a small, very fast, patented, second-generation public key
cryptosystem that Sony, among others, has invested millions to develop and
commercialize.

Suerte,

         _Vin