U.S. Approves New 256-Bit Encryption Standard

    Date05 Dec 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3587
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The U.S. government has updated its encryption standard for computer transmissions, replacing an aging standard first put in place in 1977, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. When the new Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is adopted by the government and . . . The U.S. government has updated its encryption standard for computer transmissions, replacing an aging standard first put in place in 1977, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. When the new Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is adopted by the government and private businesses, it should significantly strengthen the privacy and security of a wide variety of computer transactions, from cash-machine withdrawals to Internet shopping to sensitive e-mails.
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