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I downloaded the 1st-round NTRUEncrypt submission from NIST website, the spec mentions the mask generation function MGF1 in ASN.1 definition but not in algorithm description.

Does the EESS#1 NTRUEncrypt use the MGF1 specified in PKCS#1 at all?

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  • $\begingroup$ The more I read it, the more I get convinced that it is a copy / paste issue, as XOF either SHAKE or AES in counter mode is used. $\endgroup$
    – Maarten Bodewes
    Commented Jul 30, 2021 at 22:21

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