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NIST announces the adoption of FIPS 186-3, The Digital Signature Standard

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:46:18 -0400
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Cc: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
NIST  Federal Information Processing Standard (FIP) Publication 186-3

NIST announces the adoption of FIPS 186-3, The Digital Signature  
Standard (see the Federal Register Notice). FIPS 186-3 is a revision  
of FIPS 186-2. The FIPS specifies three techniques for the generation  
and verification of digital signatures: DSA, ECDSA and RSA. This  
revision increases the length of the keys allowed for DSA, provides  
additional requirements for the use of ECDSA and RSA, and includes  
requirements for obtaining assurances necessary for valid digital  
signatures.

URL to FIPS 186-3:
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips186-3/fips_186-3.pdf

URL to Federal Register Notice (FRN):
http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips186-3/frn-fips_186-3.pdf
regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia
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