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Talking about Peter Selinger: ccrypt

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Peter Selinger: ccrypt
ccrypt is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams. It was designed as a replacement for the standard unix crypt utility, which is notorious for using a very weak encryption algorithm. ccrypt is based on the Rijndael cipher, which is the U.S. government’s chosen candidate for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, see http://www.nist.gov/aes). This cipher is believed to provide very strong security.

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Written by dstelow

May 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

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