[cryptome] Re: State Hash

  • From: Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 09:16:35 -0700

english is such a funny language

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 4:59 AM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> http://sphincs.cr.yp.to/
> Special note to law-enforcement agents: The word "state" is
> a technical term in cryptography. Typical hash-based signature
> schemes need to record information, called "state", after every
> signature. Google's Adam Langley refers to this as a "huge
> foot-cannon" from a security perspective. By saying "eliminate
> the state" we are advocating a security improvement, namely
> adopting signature schemes that do not need to record information
> after every signature. We are not talking about eliminating other
> types of states. We love most states, especially yours! Also,
> "hash" is another technical term and has nothing to do with cannabis.

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