• Subject: AS/400 LAUDED FOR SECURITY (fwd)
  • From: Don <dr2@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 21:49:26 -0500 (EST)

Guys & Gals,

this was posted to m-l, but I have a few questions....

What's the opcode for the hashing algorithm?  Haven't run into that one
yet and haven't had the time to hunt for it...

Uh, they've had DES implemented since long ago in CPF days....I guess
someone's not familier with CPF internals...

Uh, I also take it that the NSA hasn't been reading the m-l discourse this
fall about how easy it is to brute force passwords....:)  And needless to
say, they're NOT going to be loading the Pentasafe Password Manager code
on their boxes...which is a really interesting package...:)

Don in DC

Article from News400:

For the fifth year in a row, the National Security Agency recognized 
OS/400 with its C2 security evaluation award. The box was also 
recognized for its cryptography implementation of Data Encryption 
Standard (DES) as conforming to the Federal Information Processing 
Standard (FIPS) 46-2 and for its AS/400 Secure Hashing Algorithm 
(SHA-1) implementation as conforming to the standard specified in 
FIPS 180-1.

"Our customers have come to expect nothing less than the highest 
security standards," says Tom Jarosh, IBM AS/400 general manager, 
"and we continue to deliver year after year." Meeting these 
government-approved standards is imperative to many businesses, such 
as banks and financial institutions.


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