@angristan Oh yeah I read the overview for this.

So AES is very popular and good, but it's slow without hardware acceleration, and that costs money.

ChaCha is faster on CPUs, but it changes the length of disk blocks when you encrypt (makes them longer) which screws up a lot of assumptions for disk drivers that want one block == one block.

So they found a clever way to combine ChaCha with just a little bit of AES so that one block == one block but most of the crypto is still ChaCha.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Fast, secure and up-to-date instance, welcoming everyone around the world. Join us! 🌍
Up since 04/04/2017. βœ…

Why should you sign up on mstdn.io?

This instance is not focused on any theme or subject, feel free to talk about whatever you want. Although the main language is english, we accept every single language and country.

We're connected to the whole ActivityPub fediverse and we do not block any foreign instance nor user.

We do have rules, but the goal is to have responsible users.

The instance uses a powerful server to ensure speed and stability, and it has good uptime. We follow state-of-the-art security practices.

Also, we have over 300 custom emojis to unleash your meming potential!

Looking for a Kpop themed instance? Try kpop.social