RE: sollentuna in deschall rankings

Justin Dolske (
Fri, 9 May 1997 13:28:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 9 May 1997, Chris D. Dickens wrote:

> I myself would
> like to see BOTH a wad of money and that DES increases bit-size to 64+
> bits like everyone else..

Well, I think the odds of DESCHALL doing the first are good, but the
second cannot happen. The DES algorithm is fixed at 64 bit key (of which 8
bits are only parity). There are tricks you can pull to make encrypting
your data a more secure process (eg, Triple-DES), but DES is DES, and DES
is 56 bits.

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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