US backs Rijndael for data scrambling

    Date03 Oct 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    2920
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A scrambling technique scripted by two Belgians has been chosen as the proposed US government standard to protect sensitive data and help spur the digital economy, the Commerce Department said Monday. The selection of the Rijndael (pronounced "Rhine-doll") . . . A scrambling technique scripted by two Belgians has been chosen as the proposed US government standard to protect sensitive data and help spur the digital economy, the Commerce Department said Monday. The selection of the Rijndael (pronounced "Rhine-doll") data encryption formula capped a three-year worldwide competition among codecracking experts to replace the aging US benchmark.
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