Colloquium Speaker

Speaker:Rich Schroeppel
Topic:The Hasty Pudding Cipher: One Year Later
Date:Monday, April 19, 1999
Time:4:00 PM
Place:Gould-Simpson, Room 701

Refreshments will be served in the 7th-floor lobby of Gould-Simpson at 3:45 PM


The world needs a new cipher to replace DES. NIST is organizing the competition to develop the new cipher. Fifteen candidates were offered last August. I describe my dark-horse candidate, the Hasty Pudding Cipher. Hasty Pudding has several unusual features; for example, it works on data of any size. It can even encrypt dates and telephone numbers. I'll explain why these features make Hasty Pudding unlikely to win the competition.