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Rivest cipher 2 (RC2)

Rivest Cipher 2 (RC2), like RC4, RC5, DES and IDEA, is a symmetric cipher for data transmission in public networks. This block cipher method can encrypt a fixed length block of data, with a variable key length of 1 up to 1024 bits. The block length is 64 bits and it the algorithm is run 18 times. The key is generated by a random number generator. The method was developed by Ronald L. Rivest and is described in RFC 2268.

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Englisch: Rivest cipher 2 - RC2
Updated at: 14.04.2008
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Links: Rivest cipher 4 (RC4), Rivest cipher 5 (RC5), destination end station (DES), international data encryption algorithm (IDEA), cipher
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