|Topic:||The Hasty Pudding Cipher: One Year Later|
|Date:||Monday, April 19, 1999|
|Place:||Gould-Simpson, Room 701|
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.