Here at Cryptosense we’ve recently been working on adding the last few algorithms to our Java Crypto Analyzer to cover 100% of the standard (SunJCE) provider. The last one we treated was the mysterious-sounding DESede Wrap. What exactly does it do, and is it secure?
Following on from our popular review of RSAmechanisms and hash functions, this post reviews the block ciphers and modes available in PKCS#11 v2.20 and the state of the art in their cryptanalysis. We’ll also look at what’s changing in version 2.40.