Commit 23c7a663 authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller

NEWS entries for chacha and AEAD.

parent aa546471
...@@ -44,10 +44,17 @@ NEWS for the 2.8 release ...@@ -44,10 +44,17 @@ NEWS for the 2.8 release
* Support for poly1305-aes MAC. * Support for poly1305-aes MAC.
* Support for the Chacha stream cipher. * Experimental support for the Chacha stream cipher and the
chacha-poly1305 AEAD mode. Specifications are still in
flux, and future releases may do incompatible changes to
track standardization. Currently uses 256-bit key and 64-bit
nonce.
* Support for EAX mode. * Support for EAX mode.
* New interfaces for mechanisms providing authenticated
encryption with associated data (AEAD).
Optimizations: Optimizations:
* New x86_64 assembly for GCM and MD5. Modest speedups on the * New x86_64 assembly for GCM and MD5. Modest speedups on the
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