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RE: NewBie:cryptography : DES vs Blowfish?
From: "Naman Latif" <naman.latif () inamed com>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 11:06:30 -0800

Blowfish uses a Variable length key (32-448 bits) as compared to 56-Bit in DES.
It depends what key length you choose with "blowfish". As far as I know, with the same key length blowfish is faster 
than DES.
I would assume that security would depend on choosen key length, as it would take more effort to decode a message 
encrypted with a larger key.
Some other encryption algorithms to consider are AES (secure as 3-DES and faster), IDEA (not free for commercial use).


Regards \\ Naman


-----Original Message-----
From: Roberto Ramsis [mailto:robertoramsis () hotmail com] 
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 3:37 AM
To: security-basics () security-focus com
Subject: NewBie:cryptography : DES vs Blowfish?


Hello
i needed to know,which is more secure : DES , BLOWFISH,GOST? 
and which is 
faster?
Thanks


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