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RE: A little social engineering
What's abouth SAFER ?
> Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any 'popular' alternatives to
> DES that everyone could agree on being mandatory.
> - RC5 is patented by RSA and, I believe, is licensable
> - CAST-128 is patented by Entrust, but free and is relatively new
> - IDEA is patented by ETH and licensable from Ascom Systek
> That leaves us with;
> - 3DES is slower than all of the above, but free
> - BlowFish is not that widely used and not that analyzed (Bruce
> Schneir would disagree)
> [ No slurs intended, since I'm definately not a cryptographer! ]
> >From: Robert Moskowitz[SMTP:email@example.com]
> >Sent: Friday, June 20, 1997 12:36 PM
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: A little social engineering
> >For the moment, my Chrysler and AIAG hats are off, but my first comment as
> >the new co-chair.
> >Our Default cypher in the docs is 56bit DES, and I am not inclined to
> >change it.
> >However, perhaps agreement can be reached on a Recommended cypher of
> >greater strength. Now our official policy is we do not concern ourselves
> >with any government policy like crypto export. But if DES is giving us
> >problems, 3DES is even worst. I understand that Isreali companies have
> >trouble exporting 3DES code, and no trouble exporting DES.
> >So take a look at the various cyphers. Perhaps we do not have to wait for
> >AES to come up with a recommendation.
> >Now putting my AIAG hat back on, this is of interest to me...
> >Robert Moskowitz
> >Chrysler Corporation
> >(810) 758-8212