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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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Facing domestic resistance to mandatory key escrow, the Clinton Administration attempted to pressure other countries to support restrictions on the export of encryption software over a certain key length.
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.
Step up the world's software developers, encouraged by the pioneer of cryptography for the masses, Philip Zimmerman, who defied the US government by freely distributing PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) whose key lengths can reach 2048 bits: they have developed many crypto products for sale outside the US, unhindered by competition from US software houses.
The AES algorithm can specify variable key lengths of 128-bit key (the default), a 192-bit key, or a 256-bit key.
companies are also allowed to send encryption items of any key length to their foreign subsidiaries, which was prohibited under previous rules.
A computer scientist from the Wiezmann Institute in Israel has designed a light-based computer capable of cracking encrypted messages with key lengths previously thought to be uncrackable.
The system ensures data transmitted over the network is secure with at least 40-bit key length encryption and transactions are authorised automatically at the time of purchase.
Basic design of the project is the maintenance and operation: a) the part of the Egnatia Motorway from the exit of Igoumenitsa Port until the roundabout (A / F) 17 key length of about 288.
The KMS must support key length or strength of 128-bits or greater for symmetric keys.
TrustAdjust(TM) -- configurable security parameters, including variable encryption key length, to address the new world of diverse quality content (low-value / high-value).
It uses full-strength PKI technology and the FIPS 197 approved AES encryption algorithm at its strongest key length of 256 bits.