Hal Finney wrote:
> I had not heard that there had been an official
> decision to hold a new competition for hash functions
> similar to AES.  That is very exciting! The AES
> process was one of the most interesting events to have
> occured in the last few years in our field.
>
> Seemed like one of the lessons of that effort was
> that, even though it was successful in terms of
> attracting the interest and hard work of some of the
> top researchers in the field, in the end we have
> learned considerably more about Rijndael's
> vulnerabilities only after the process was over.

My understanding is that no actual vulnerabilities have
been found in Rijndael.  What has been found are reasons
to suspect that vulnerabilities will be found.


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