triple DES


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triple DES

(cryptography)
A product cipher which, like DES, operates on 64-bit data blocks. There are several forms, each of which uses the DES cipher 3 times. Some forms use two 56-bit keys, some use three. The DES "modes of operation" may also be used with triple-DES.
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Power LogOn's 256-bit Triple DES encryption is three times more secure than the original and would now cost one million dollars to crack.
The number of products worldwide that implemented the NIST Data Encryption Standard (DES), including Triple DES, grew rapidly from 1999 through June 2001, but leveled off by December 2001.
DES and a variant called Triple DES are used widely in the private sector as well, especially in the financial services industry.
Lenders have traditionally seen remote check printing as too risky because there has previously not been a way to securely manage the process, but our security is unsurpassed," said Rodger Morrison, vice president of payment solutions for Source Technologies, "Data sent over e-DocSecure to our MICR printers is fully protected using triple DES encryption.
Private industry, especially the banking and financial services sectors, uses DES and Triple DES to protect vital electronic transactions.