Ciphers in Use in the Internet

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Authors David McGrew  , Sean Shen 
Last updated 2013-04-25 (latest revision 2012-10-22)
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This note catalogs the ciphers in use on the Internet, to guide users and standards processes. It presents the security goals, security analysis and results, specification, intellectual property considerations, and publication date of each cipher. Background information and security guidance is provided as well.


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Sean Shen (

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