Unformatted text preview: tions; to allow the use of alternative algorithms that are approved and registered by NIST. The comment period closed on December 10, 1992. According to Raymond Kammer, then the acting director of NIST : Last year, NIST formally solicited comments on the recertification of DES. After reviewing those comments, and the other technical inputs that I have received, I plan to recommend to the Secretary of Commerce that he recertify DES for another five years. I also plan to suggest to the Secretary that when we announce the recertification we state our intention to consider alternatives to it over the next five years. By putting that announcement on the table, we hope to give people an opportunity to comment on orderly technological transitions. In the meantime, we need to consider the large installed base of systems that rely upon this proven standard. Even though the Office of Technology Assessment quoted NIST’s Dennis Branstead as saying that the useful lifetime of DES would end in the late 1990s , the algorithm was recertified for another five years . Software implementations of DES were finally allowed to be certified. Anyone want to guess what will happen in 1998? Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth)
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----------- 12.2 Description of DES
DES is a block cipher; it encrypts data in 64-bit bl...
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