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Re: cprng_fast implementation benchmarks

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:59:38PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I believe ChaCha8 is suitable for our purpose: we were previously considering
> ciphers with, at most, 128-bit security, and even 6-round ChaCha has 139-bit
> strength against the best currently known attack (at present, there is no
> attack better than brute force on ChaCha8, and the best attack on ChaCha7
> is 2^248).  ChaCha8 appears to be somewhat faster than the old arc4 
> implementation.

Sounds wrong. When I measured Salsa20/8, it was ~3 times faster than
RC4. Code can be found at


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