[zeromq-dev] CurveZMQ data encryption

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Aug 31 17:10:32 CEST 2015

Thanks for correcting my answer. :)

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 5:08 PM, Tom <tlinden at cpan.org> wrote:
>>    2015-08-26 12:10 GMT+02:00 Pieter Hintjens <[1]ph at imatix.com>:
>>      With ECC there is no symmetric/asymmetric choice. Or rather, it is
>>      asymmetric with the performance characteristics of symmetric.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but ZeroMQ uses crypto_box() for the actual
> crypto operation, does it? In that case the correct answer would be:
> crypto_box() calculates the shared secret using scalar multiplication
> from the senders private key and the recipients public key, encrypts the
> data symmetrically using that shared secret and appends a mac when done.
> - Tom
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