This is pretty cool to see come through my feed today after seeing an article on the subject of “quantum-safe” cryptography in this recent issue of 2600 magazine. It’s been on my list to check out, it’s a fascinating development in computing.
The questions they mention in the release are:
“NIST currently intends to approve both LMS and XMSS. Because stateful hash-based signatures are prone to misuse, NIST seeks input on the following questions:
- How should NIST’s specification characterize the applications for which such signatures are, or are not, appropriate?
- What requirements and guidance for protecting against misuse should NIST include beyond what is provided in the IETF specifications?”