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IAIK-JCE 4.0 is out!

02/11/2010

We proudly announce the release of IAIK-JCE 4.0, which is the most comprehensive release of IAIK-JCE that has been published in the last couple of years. It comprises thirteen new NIST SP800-90 pseudorandom number generators based on hash functions, HMACs and on block ciphers. Its default RSA key pair generators have been updated to IEEE P1363 and, in addition there are also FIPS 186-3 based key pair generators available. Furthermore, IAIK-JCE 4.0 features overall speed improvements:

  • the GCM block cipher mode has become up to 3.5 times faster,
  • drastic performance improvements affecting repeated invocations of Cipher.doFinal(),
  • RipeMd128 and RipeMd160 are up to 63% faster on 32-bit Windows systems,
  • further performance improvements of many block cipher and message digest implementations.

The GCM and CCM block cipher modes now use safe comparisons in order to prevent timing attacks and MetaSeedGenerator now performs automatic reseeds. There are two new message digests and one new signature scheme, namely RipeMd256 as well as RipeMd320 and RipeMd256RSASignature, respectively. The random framework has been adapted to the JCA SecureRandom SPI framework and, therefore now supports SecureRandom.getInstance() calls. Note that we have dropped the support for JDK 1.1 due to the latter change.

 See the IAIK-JCE product page and visit our download center to get the new version.

 Kind regards
 Your SIC/IAIK Java Security Team!


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