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Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 23:22:12 +0200
From: Lukas Odzioba <>
Subject: Re: sha3-opencl

2013/6/2 Solar Designer <>:
> Lukas, Dhiru, Daniel -
> On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 10:08:40PM +0200, Lukas Odzioba wrote:
>> Please try to create a new format sha3-opencl for JtR.
Seems that Dhiru used better name for it: raw-keccak-256, so let it be
raw-keccak-256-opencl instead of sha3-opencl.

> Let's not forget that strictly speaking there's no SHA-3 yet.  We know
> it will be Keccak, but we don't know the details reliably yet.  The
> Wikipedia page on SHA-3 is still careful enough to give the test vectors
> for four flavors of "Keccak" and not "SHA-3".
> So let's call it Keccak and not SHA-3 in JtR for now.
> "As of May 2013, NIST has not yet updated Secure Hash Standard (SHS) for
> SHA-3. Content of this article are subject to change once the final
> standard is published (draft expected 2013 Q3, final - 2014 Q2)."

You're right, I wasn't aware of that.

> "Note: Pending the standardization of SHA-3, there is no specification
> of particular SHA-3 functions yet."
> Lukas - please make sure Daniel does not over-spend time on this task,
> since his main GSoC project is different.

I'll keep an eye on it.


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