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authorpukkamustard <pukkamustard@posteo.net>2020-12-03 08:40:22 +0100
committerpukkamustard <pukkamustard@posteo.net>2020-12-03 08:46:00 +0100
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eris.adoc: add note on usage of convergence secret
Thanks to @arie for this concise summary of what the convergence secret does.
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The convergence secret is implemented as the keying feature of the Blake2 cryptographic hash <<RFC7693>>.
+[NOTE]
+====
+A group using a shared convergence secret can benefit from the advantages of convergenct encryption while being safe against the known attacks from peers that do not know the convergence secret.
+====
+
=== Encoding
Inputs to the encoding process are: