Libgcrypt 1.7.0 released

Libgcrypt is a general purpose cryptographic library based on the code from GnuPG. It provides functions for all cryptographic building blocks: symmetric ciphers, hash algorithms, MACs, public key algorithms, large integer functions, random numbers and a lot of supporting functions.

Version 1.7. has new algorithms and modes listed below:

– SHA3-224, SHA3-256, SHA3-384, SHA3-512, and MD2 hash algorithms.

– SHAKE128 and SHAKE256 extendable-output hash algorithms.

– ChaCha20 stream cipher.

– Poly1305 message authentication algorithm

– ChaCha20-Poly1305 Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data
mode.

– OCB mode.

– HMAC-MD2 for use by legacy applications.

* New curves for ECC:

– Curve25519.

– sec256k1.

– GOST R 34.10-2001 and GOST R 34.10-2012.

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