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liboqs version 0.2.0

About

The Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project has the goal of developing and prototyping quantum-resistant cryptography. More information on OQS can be found on our website: https://openquantumsafe.org/ and on Github at https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/.

liboqs is an open source C library for quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms. Details about liboqs can be found in README.md. See in particular limitations on intended use.

liboqs can be used with the following Open Quantum Safe application integrations:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.2: A prototype integration of liboqs-based authentication and key exchange into TLS 1.2 in our fork of OpenSSL 1.0.2; see the OQS-OpenSSL-1_0_2-stable branch of our OpenSSL fork's repository.
  • OpenSSL 1.1.1: A prototype integration of liboqs-based authentication and key exchange into TLS 1.3 in our fork of OpenSSL 1.1.1; see the OQS-OpenSSL-1_1_1-stable branch of our OpenSSL fork's repository.
  • OpenSSH 7.9 portable 1: A prototype integration of liboqs-based authentication and key exchange into SSH in our fork of OpenSSH 7.9; see the OQS-master branch of our OpenSSH fork's repository.

liboqs can also be used in the following programming languages via language-specific wrappers:

Release notes

This release of liboqs was released on October 9, 2019. Its release page on GitHub is https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/liboqs/releases/tag/0.2.0.

What's New

This release continues from the 0.1.0 release of liboqs "master branch".

Key encapsulation mechanisms

  • Update FrodoKEM, NewHope, and SIDH/SIKE to NIST Round 2 submissions
  • Add Kyber, NTRU, and Saber NIST Round 2 submissions

Digital signature schemes

  • Update Picnic to NIST Round 2 submissions
  • Add Dilithium, MQDSS, Rainbow, and SPHINCS+ NIST Round 2 submissions

Other changes

  • Add support for cross-compilation on ARM
  • Add more extensive continuous integration testing
  • Use OpenSSL for AES, SHA-2, and SHA-3 where available
  • Add functions for runtime detection of whether KEM and signature scheme algorithms are enabled

Previous releases of liboqs differentiated between "master branch" and "nist-branch", with nist-branch supporting more algorithms. As of this release, nist-branch will no longer be developed or released, and all future releases are planned to be based on master branch.

Future work

Releases of liboqs master branch will be made every 2 to 3 months. Details about the algorithm lifecycle of master branch can be found at https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/liboqs/wiki/Contributing-Guide. Plans for the next release can be found online at https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/liboqs/projects/11

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