May 12, 2004

NIST Validates OpenSSL Algorithms

jmw writes
"On Monday, May 10, 2004, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) posted a notice stating that the AES, DES, 3DES, DSA and SHA-1 algorithms for OpenSSL have been validated. The algorithm testing is part of the Open Source Software Institute's program to secure FIPS 140-2 validation for OpenSSL.

Successful validation of these algorithms does NOT mean that OpenSSL has received FIPS 140-2 validation, yet. The overall FIPS 140-2 validation effort for OpenSSL is still in process. Links to the NIST validation sites and additional information is posted on the Open Source Software Institute's website,

NIST validation of these algorithms does, however, signify a major milestone in OSSI's efforts to secure the FIPS 140-2 validation for OpenSSL."



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