RC2, Encryption Algorithm

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Type:Block cipher algorithm.
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RFC 2268:

This memo describes a conventional (secret-key) block encryption algorithm, called RC2, which may be considered as a proposal for a DES replacement. The input and output block sizes are 64 bits each. The key size is variable, from one byte up to 128 bytes, although the current implementation uses eight bytes.

The algorithm is designed to be easy to implement on 16-bit microprocessors.


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[RFC 2268] A Description of the RC2(r) Encryption Algorithm.

[RFC 3217] Triple-DES and RC2 Key Wrapping.


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