Re: AES suitable for protecting Top Secret information

2004-04-15 Thread Arnold G. Reinhold
I was the one who updated the Wikipedia entry . It was shortly before the cryptography list came back up. I found the June 2003 CNSS fact sheet while looking for other information on NIST's standards program. The first reference that I found that suggested AES could be used for classified was

AES suitable for protecting Top Secret information

2004-04-14 Thread Steve Bellovin
I haven't seen this mentioned on the list, so I thought I'd toss it out. According to http://www.nstissc.gov/Assets/pdf/fact%20sheet.pdf , AES is acceptable for protecting Top Secret data. Here's the crucial sentence: The design and strength of all key lengths of the AES algorithm

Re: AES suitable for protecting Top Secret information

2004-04-14 Thread Vin McLellan
I missed that announcement too -- but Wikipedia, the web-based Free Encyclopedia, caught it! See Wikipedia on AES at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES The Wikipedia module on AES Security has a link to the same NSA fact sheet Steve mentioned. I was surprised. I thought, as in so many other