triple des

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triple DES definition

cryptography
A product cipher which, like DES, operates on 64-bit data blocks. There are several forms, each of which uses the DES cipher 3 times. Some forms use two 56-bit keys, some use three. The DES "modes of operation" may also be used with triple-DES.
(1995-05-11)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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