<algorithm, cryptography> (IDEA) A conventional encryption algorithm, written by Xuejia Lai and James Massey, in 1992.
It is a block cipher, considered to be the best and most secure available, and operates on 64-bit blocks with a 128 bit key.
It is used by Pretty Good Privacy.
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