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Intertrust launches whiteCryption key box, with controversial Speck cipher

Intertrust subsidiary whiteCryption has announced the latest edition of its Secure Key Box (SKB) offering, with support for the Speck lightweight block cipher – used to allow low-power IoT devices to encrypt data using the cipher key. However, Speck is currently the subject of a controversy, with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rejecting Speck and its brother Simon – because of the cryptography community’s distrust of its author, the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA). Now, whiteCryption isn’t Speck-only. Users of the SKB can opt to use different ciphers to encrypt their data, running it through the cipher using a secret key word that another trusted party can then use to decrypt the transmission. In the announcement though, whiteCryption says…

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