[Cryptography] NIST Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography Standards

Adrian McCullagh amccullagh at live.com
Tue May 19 17:48:41 EDT 2015

<If I remember correctly the one considered in the DES competition
<had a 64-bit key.  But I may be confused here.

 <                               Bear

If my memory serves me correct, the Lucifer cipher was developed by IBM initially as a 128 bit cipher but was later reduced by IBM itself to 64 bit.  I think this was for speed only but I could be mistaken on this.  Further, I think the reason for the further reduction to 56 bit was for the introduction of a parity correction.

I am unaware of the NSA being involved in any of this.  My understanding was that the NSA was involved in adjusting the S-Box structure.  Further the NSA refused to say why they made the adjustments;  that is they never justified why they did what they did.


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