Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Do Not DES


DES and 3DES SHOULD NOT be used in these days as we all know that DES is simply not going to provide a very strong encryption algorithm these days. With this improvement to John the Ripper, I think that DES and 3DES should not be touched anymore and left to some Cryptology museum or some education on history of Cryptology and designs of early computer encryption standards.

AES (especially 256 version), Serpent, Twofish and if the situation is really really constrainted, you may use Blowfish (not advisable these days). These algorithms are known standards. Camilla algorithm is another one you may consider and it is currently gaining popularity and a growing community.

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