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no-std crypto_kx

Pure Rust implementation of libsodium's crypto_kx using BLAKE2

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Uses new Rust 2021

0.1.0 Aug 14, 2022
0.0.2 Dec 9, 2021
0.0.1 Sep 13, 2021

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RustCrypto: crypto_kx

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Pure Rust implementation of libsodium's crypto_kx primitive.



Imagine Alice wants to open a safe communication channel with Betty, using something like [crypto_secretstream]. They first need to agree on a shared secret.

To obtain this shared secret, Diffie-Hellman can be used, which works as follows: Suppose both Alice and Betty know the public key of each other. Then they use their private key and the other's public key to generate a secret. This secret is the same for both Alice and Betty, as described by the Diffie-Hellman algorithm. No eavesdropper can know what the secret is, as they only know the public keys, but not the private keys.

Using the same key for sending and receiving might pose cryptographic issues and/or reduce the overall throughput. So when computing the shared secret, you actually get two keys, one for each direction.


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