Blowfish


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Blowfish

A secret-key cryptography method that uses a variable length key from 32 to 448 bits long. It uses the block cipher method, which breaks the text into 64-bit blocks before encrypting them. Written by Bruce Schneier, as a free replacement for DES or IDEA, it is considered very fast and secure. See encryption algorithm.
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The Osaka High Court has said that prefectures (in particular, Hyogo, where Kobe is located) may fulfill their duty under the Food Sanitation Law, and therefore can avoid civil liability, if they promote blowfish safety in some other way, such as regular safety campaigns and educational classes.
Blowfish, although extremely poisonous if not prepared properly, is considered a delicacy in Japan and is prepared by specially-licensed chefs for consumption by thrillseeking gourmets.
Hassan Shaaban, another fisherman, said that blowfish had caused a lot of trouble for many fishermen in recent years.
of Calgary, Canada) creates an accessible survey of that history from antiquity to the present, but rightly devotes most of his effort to revealing how historical (and therefore present) codes work, including a variety of examples in symmetric-key public-key cryptography such as block ciphers, blowfish, and digital signatures.
by the closing dinner, with entertainment provided by Hootie & the Blowfish.
Other highlights include an exhibit hall with more than 280 booths, a golf outing, and a reception featuring musicians Hootie & the Blowfish.
At the time, Harilaid's company had ruled the roost of the Canuck music-video industry for almost a decade, racking up 500 videos, truckloads of MuchMusic Awards and a prestigious client list including the likes of Creed, Shaggy, Hootie and the Blowfish and The Barenaked Ladies.
The toxin of the puffer fish, also called the blowfish, is potent.
1964: Jim Sonefield, 39,Drummer with Hootie and the Blowfish, whose hits include I Only Wanna Be With You and Hold My Hand.
Hurricane." The harsher view is that Leigh is a blowfish: a small creature puffed up by desperation and chutzpah.