cypher algorithm - which one?

David Shaw
Wed Oct 30 23:01:01 2002

On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 10:14:50PM +0300, lomax wrote:
> hi,
> are there any recommendations for any specific cypher algorithm?
> can one make any assumption about they security? which one is safe,
> which one is safer?
> which one would u recommend? [encryption speed doesn't play any role].
> any links to comparisons?

If speed doesn't matter, and you want the safest choice, then that's
3DES.  It's been around the longest, and it's withstood more
challenges than any other cipher.

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