Re: 3DES and how MS gererates the symmetric key in Message Queuing

From: David Cross [MS] (dcross@online.microsoft.com)
Date: 12/08/02


From: "David Cross [MS]" <dcross@online.microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 08:39:28 -0800

If we did not follow a robust method, we would not be able to achieve FIPS
140-1 Level 1 status nor common criteria EAL4.

For more detail see CryptGenRandom in MSDN:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/security/Se
curity/cryptgenrandom.asp

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"clewis65" <clewis65@ford.com> wrote in message
news:063201c29d4a$5dd758d0$cef82ecf@TK2MSFTNGXA08...
> Can anyone explain how symmetric keys are generated in
> Message Queing in the W2K Adv Srv platform.  I understand
> that MS follows FIPS, but I would like to know
> specifically how the key is generated and if the means of
> generation is considered robust compared to industry at
> large.
>
> Thanks