[erlang-questions] [ANN] Sphincs - Post-quantum Signature Scheme

Alexander Færøy <>
Tue Sep 13 20:16:05 CEST 2016


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Hello.

Sphincs 1.0.0 is out. Sphincs is an Erlang NIF for the SPHINCS-256
post-quantum signature scheme made by D. J. Bernstein, D. Hopwood, A.
Hülsing, T. Lange, R. Niederhagen, L. Papachristodoulou, M. Schneider,
P. Schwabe, and Z. Wilcox-O'Hearn.

Sphincs is designed to provide 2^128 bits of security in a world where
an adversary have access to a quantum computer.

Sphincs can be used as a drop-in replacement for enacl's Ed25519
signature scheme if you are interested in experimenting with making your
cryptographic protocols post-quantum secure.

Note that public keys and secret keys are around 1 KB in size each and
signatures are around 41 KB in size. This is a lot larger than what you
will get with Ed25519 -- and sphincs is also a lot slower :-)

The Sphincs Erlang NIF is available from:

    Primary: https://lab.baconsvin.org/ahf/sphincs
    Mirror:  https://github.com/ahf/sphincs

You can read more about the SPHINCS-256 signature scheme at
http://sphincs.cr.yp.to

Happy hacking.

Cheers,
Alex.

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-- 
Alexander Færøy


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