Posted Feb 9, 2006 10:32 UTC (Thu) by kleptog
Parent article: crypt_blowfish
One issue is ofcourse that if someone cracks the *algorithm* then it doesn't matter how difficult you make it, you're screwed.
Still, I'm not too knowledgable about this. I'm not sure if attacks on an algorithm at 32 rounds makes it a lot easier to attack the 64 round version. Also, I'm not sure if it is provable that n+1 rounds is always harder than n rounds and that there no mysterious number k where the cracking becomes trivial...
Is there much research in this direction of algorithm strengthening?
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