[LINK] New encryption chosen
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>From Alan Farrelly
October 3, 2000
NEW ENCRYPTION CHOSEN
After 23 years, the US government has chosen a new encryption standard.
It's picked Rijndael (pronounced Rhine-doll) created by two Belgian
cryptographers, who beat heavies such as RSA and IBM. Rijndael will
become a standard for government agencies, and is expected to be widely
adopted by private enterprise. The US National Institute of Standards and
Technology said it picked the Rijndael algorithm because of its low memory,
easy access to parallelism, speed and ease of implementation. See
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