[cryptome] Re: State Hash

  • From: Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:34:06 +0100

I would say many languages, not just English have their idiosyncrasies
and quirks.
On 08/10/2014 17:16, Aftermath wrote:
> english is such a funny language
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 4:59 AM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto: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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