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key

adjective critical, crucial, decisive, fateful, influential, major, momentous, significant, weighty

key

(Passport), noun bar, pass, permit, ticket

key

(Solution), noun answer, method, resolution, way
See also: answer, basic, cardinal, catchword, central, clue, cornerstone, critical, crucial, essential, explanation, fundamental, gravamen, important, indispensable, main point, major, material, necessary, outstanding, primary, solution, strategic, tip

KEY. An instrument made for shutting and opening a lock.
     2. The keys of a house are considered as real estate, and descend to the heir with the inheritance. But see 5 Blackf. 417.
     3. When the keys of a warehouse are delivered to a purchaser of goods locked up there, with a view of effecting a delivery of such goods, the delivery is complete. The doctrine of the civil law is the same. Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9, Sec. 6; and lib. 18, t. 1, 1. 74.

KEY, estates. A wharf at which to land goods from, or to load them in a vessel. This word is now generally spelled Quay, from the French, quai.

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25 so, based on the Friedman formula, the denominator is around 0, and the key length is [infinity].
Strengths: (a) block size of 64-bits and key length of 80 and 128 bits are used, (b) protected from Meet-in-the-Middle and related-key attacks and (c) it is energy efficient protocol and achieves good performance.
The most common, and widely used, algorithm is the Digital Encryption Standard ("DES"), which has a key length of 56 bits and was developed by the federal government in the 1970s.
Minimal key lengths for symmetric ciphers to provide adequate commercial security.
Encryption commodities and software with key lengths of 64-bits or less which meet the mass market requirements of [the Wassenaar market requirements agreed to by 33 nations] will also be eligible for export without a license after a technical review.
Apply Moore's Law where computing power in the Intel camp doubles every 18 months, and you have a new boom software industry, where to stay ahead of the hackers, you need to double your key length at the same rate.
Optional database encryption using 256-bit key length Advance Encryption Standard (AES) in SQLBase 11.
Blowfish has a key length which varies from 32bits to 448 bits and a block size of 64- bits.
At last the proposed cipher is compared to four eSTREAM finalists by key length and period.
This block cipher has a block length of 128 bits, while key length can be selected from 128 bits, 192 bits or 256 bits.
Also, SSL users have the option to choose the key length to encrypt data.