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Meaning of INTERNATIONAL DATA ENCRYPTION ALGORITHM

 
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(IDEA) A conventional encryption algorithm, written by Xuejia Lai and James Massey, in 1992.

It is a block cipher, considered to be the best and most secure available, and operates on 64-bit blocks with a 128 bit key.

It is used by pretty good privacy.

 

 

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