Proaxiom writes "This week the NSA announced the new US government standard for key agreement and digital signatures, called Suite B. Suite B uses Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) and Elliptic Curve Menezes-Qu-Vanstone (ECMQV) for key agreement, and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) for signature generation/verification. This shouldn't be too surprising given that the NSA licensed Certicom's EC patents for $25 million last year. ECMQV is patented by Certicom. ECDH and ECDSA appear to be generally unencumbered."
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