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6.) This is the encryption algorithm that will begin to supplant the Data Encryption Standard (DES) - and later Triple DES - over the next few years as the new standard encryption algorithm.
9.) This is a mode of operation for a block cipher, with the characteristic that each possible block of plaintext has a defined corresponding ciphertext value and vice versa.
b) hash function
d) Electronic Code Book
10.) This is a trial and error method used to decode encrypted data through exhaustive effort rather than employing intellectual strategies.
a) chaffing and winnowing
d) brute force cracking
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This was first published in February 2002