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python-pycryptodome 3.7.3 Cryptographic library for Python

This package provides a cryptographic library for Python.

It brings the following enhancements with respect to the last official version of PyCrypto:

  • Authenticated encryption modes (GCM, CCM, EAX, SIV, OCB)

  • Accelerated AES on Intel platforms via AES-NI

  • First class support for PyPy

  • Elliptic curves cryptography (NIST P-256 curve only)

  • Better and more compact API (nonce and iv attributes for ciphers, automatic generation of random nonces and IVs, simplified CTR cipher mode, and more)

  • SHA-3 (including SHAKE XOFs) and BLAKE2 hash algorithms

  • Salsa20 and ChaCha20 stream ciphers

  • scrypt and HKDF

  • Deterministic (EC)DSA

  • Password-protected PKCS#8 key containers

  • Shamir’s Secret Sharing scheme

  • Random numbers get sourced directly from the OS (and not from a CSPRNG in userspace)

  • Cleaner RSA and DSA key generation (largely based on FIPS 186-4)

  • Major clean ups and simplification of the code base