wolfSSL adds support for SHA-3 finalist BLAKE
wolfSSL now supports BLAKE2b hashes at the cryptographic level. Support for digest sizes from 256bits - 512 bits is included. BLAKE was one of 5 finalists for the NIST hash competition to pick SHA-3. BLAKE2 is an improved version that simplifies software implementations and has great speed while consuming little resources, a perfect fit for our philosophy. BLAKE2b is the version that supports 256bit-512bit digests and is actually faster in software than MD5. We've seen over 4 Gbps per core in our testing! To try it out grab our latest branch at github and --enable-blake2 on the ./configure line. It will be included in our next major release as well.
wolfSSL GitHub Repo: https://github.com/cyassl/cyassl
BLAKE2 Website: https://blake2.net/
Originally posted at: http://www.wolfssl.com/wolfSSL/Blog/Entries/2013/3/25_CyaSSL_adds_support_for_SHA-3_finalist_BLAKE.html