Curve25519 in Web Cryptography

This feature adds support for Curve25519 algorithms in the Web Cryptography API, namely the signature algorithm Ed25519 and the key agreement algorithm X25519.

Today web developers are getting around the unavailability of Curve25519 [1] in browser by either including an implementation of its operations in JavaScript or compiling a native one into WebAssembly. Aside from wasting bandwidth shipping algorithms that are already included in browsers that support TLS 1.3, this practice also has security implications, e.g. side-channel attacks as studied by Daniel Genkin et al [2]. [1] RFC 7748, Elliptic Curves for Security [2] Daniel Genkin et al, Drive-By Key-Extraction Cache Attacks from Portable Code.

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Status in Chromium

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Last updated on 2020-05-27