[zeromq-dev] CurveZMQ data encryption

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Fri Aug 21 19:18:15 CEST 2015


Read curvezmq.org for the security protocol.

On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 2:16 PM, Doron Somech <somdoron at gmail.com> wrote:
> Symmetric encryption is used eventually, read http://nacl.cr.yp.to/ and
> http://curvecp.org/
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> Hi,
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> How does data encryption using CurveZMQ work?
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> I understand that during handshake client and server exchange short-term
> keys- are these keys used to encrypt data in communication channel?
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> Isn’t it ineffective, as it’s asymmetric cryptography (which is slower than
> symmetric) used for encryption of, let’s say, big amount of data?
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> Thanks,
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> Michal
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