[openssl-project] Removing assembler for outdated algorithms
viktor at dukhovni.org
Sat Feb 10 21:58:36 UTC 2018
> On Feb 10, 2018, at 4:08 PM, Salz, Rich <rsalz at akamai.com> wrote:
> This is derived from bureau/libcrypto-proposal that Emilila made in November 2015.
> We should remove the assembler versions of the following
> Blowfish, cast, des, rc4, rc5, ripemd, whirlpool, md5
> The reason is that they are outdated, not in use very much, and optimization is not important, compared to having a single reference source that we can maintain and debug.
Is blowfish actually outdated? I thought it had some significant use,
and don't recall any major weakness...
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