[pycrypto] Encryption library

Jonathan Hayward christos.jonathan.hayward at gmail.com
Mon May 4 12:58:09 CST 2009

I am looking to set up a hardened box that will be able to store
information, but after we ask it to generate fresh keys and credentials, the
box alone can access the plaintext of stored information but we won't know
of any way we could access the plaintext information without either breaking
the (hardened) OS or breaking strong encryption.

I am looking for basic asymmetric encryption available in Python; I'd
imagine that would mean something like GPG or PGP, were such available in

As far as the encryption side,
http://docs.python.org/library/crypto.htmloffers message digests only
and says to see
http://www.amk.ca/python/code/crypto.html for a fuller suite.
http://www.amk.ca/python/code/crypto.html says that it is not being
maintained and to check http://www.dlitz.net/software/pycrypto/ for current
development, but the new page in turn says that it's still working towards a
release and people can download the dated/buggy library from
http://www.amk.ca/python/code/crypto.html ; I assume that means that for
production purposes I should be looking at
http://www.amk.ca/files/python/crypto/pycrypto-2.0.1.tar.gz .

I'd welcome suggestions on libraries/algorighms I should be using for
asymmetric encryption to be able to say "We made this box as secure as we
can and now we don't know how to access the sensitive plaintext that it is
securing and using to secure requests."

Jonathan Hayward, christos.jonathan.hayward at gmail.com
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