# Rijndael

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:

related links:

http://www.bigcalm.org/vb/rijndael.htm

### More Encryption Algorithms:

- Blowfish (448)

- Twofish (256)

- Cast (256)

- Ice (64)

- Mars (1248)

- Misty 1 (128)

- RC2 (1024)

- RC4 (2048)

- RC6 (2048)