Status Quo of NORX

The Competition for Authenticated Encryption: Security, Applicability, and Robustness, alias CAESAR, officially started on March 15, 2014. Today, on June 15, it's been three months after the submission deadline, and I want to take this as an opportunity to present a small status report of NORX, the CAESAR candidate of…

Benchmarking Symmetric Crypto on the Apple A7

In this blog post I will present results from benchmarking the symmetric crypto primitives BLAKE2 and NORX on the Apple A7. One might ask, why target the A7 in particular, what's so special about it? I will cover that in a moment, let me first give a brief overview on…

Welcome

Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Philipp and I'm a PhD student at the Department of Informatics and Mathematics of the University of Passau (Germany) where I do research in the field of cryptology. Currently, my work is mainly focussed on the design and analysis of symmetric…