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cipher strength

The number of bits in the key used to encrypt data. See cryptography and cipher.
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In 2003, the Government of USA announced that AES may be used to protect classified information: the cipher strength of all key lengths of AES are sufficient to protect classified information up to the SECRET level, however, TOP SECRET information requires use of either 192 or 256 bit keys [5].
The new version supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.0, and features significant improvements such as client certificate authentication and the newly-approved exportable 56-bit cipher strength.
Key size and how long it takes to exhaust the key domain set upper limits that best describe cipher strength. Doing an exhaustive key search may be the last option to try if all else fails.