The RijnDael (pronounced Reign Dahl) algorithm was adopted in October 2000 as the Advanced Encryption System (AES) by the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).. This algorithm is a successor to what is currently used - the Data Encryption Standard (DES) which has proved to be crack-able, given enough computing resources.

The RijnDael algorithm was developed by two people - Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, both experts in the cryptographic community. They own the trademark on it’s name too.


How Rijn Dael algorithm works?


The Rijndael algorithm is a new generation symmetric block cipher that supports key sizes of 128, 192 and 256 bits, with data handled in 128-bit blocks - however, in excess of AES design criteria, the block sizes can mirror those of the keys. Rijndael uses a variable number of rounds, depending on key/block sizes, as follows:


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More Encryption Algorithms:


- Blowfish (448)
- Twofish (256)
- Cast (256)
- Ice (64)
- Mars (1248)
- Misty 1 (128)
- RC2 (1024)
- RC4 (2048)
- RC6 (2048)


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