Cryptographic Algorithms for the IETF

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Author Jeffrey Schiller 
Last updated 1999-08-13
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Today the IETF recommends, and in some places requires the implementation of the U.S. Data Encryption Standard (DES). This choice was made a number of years ago with the assumption that DES represented an unbreakable cipher. Recent work has shown this assumption to no longer be the case. Therefore this document discusses what alternatives and directions are available to the IETF.


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