Posted on Do 20 Juli 2006

Announcing SECCURE

Yesterday my brother released his second Free Software package, the SECCURE Elliptic Curve Crypto Utility for Reliable Encryption. (Recursive acronyms, yay!)

The seccure toolset implements a selection of asymmetric algorithms based on elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). In particular, it offers public key encryption / decryption and signature generation / verification. ECC schemes offer a much better key size to security ratio than classical systems (RSA, DSA). Keys are short enough to make direct specification of keys on the command line possible (sometimes this is more convenient than the management of PGP-like key rings). seccure builds on this feature and therefore is the tool of choice whenever lightweight asymmetric cryptography -- independent of key servers, revocation certificates, the Web of Trust, or even configuration files -- is required.

Anyone willing to work on the Debian RFP?

(The first Free Software package of him is ssss, an implementation of Shamir's secret sharing scheme)

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