Skein (<http://www.skein-hash.info/>) is a family of fast
secure cryptographic hash functions designed by Niels
Ferguson, Stefan Lucks, Bruce Schneier, Doug Whiting, Mihir
Bellare, Tadayoshi Kohno, Jon Callas and Jesse Walker.
This package uses bindings to the optimized C implementation
of Skein. We provide a high-level interface (see module
"Crypto.Skein") to some of the Skein use cases. We also
provide a low-level interface (see module
"Crypto.Skein.Internal") should you need to use Skein in a
Currently we have support for Skein as cryptographic hash
function as Skein as a message authentication code
(Skein-MAC). For examples of how to use this package, see
"Crypto.Skein" module documentation.
This package includes Skein v1.3. Versions of this package
before 1.0.0 implemented Skein v1.1.