Kittens v Kangaroos

In [1], Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson proposes that we reduce the number of rounds in SHA-3 (Keccak) from 24 to just 10 rounds, and names it KitTen (get it … “10”). This, he proposes, would create a speedup of 2.4 times. JP’s focus is that it is possible to reduce the number of rounds within a given cryptography method without compromising security, and which then improves the overall performance of the method. He also proposes that we could reduce the…

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