Advanced Encryption Standard
(cryptography, algorithm) (AES) The NIST's replacement for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The Rijndael /rayn-dahl/ symmetric block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, was chosen by a NIST contest to be AES.AES is Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS-197. AES currently supports 128, 192 and 256-bit keys and encryption blocks, but may be extended in multiples of 32 bits. http://csrc.nist.gov/CryptoToolkit/aes/. Rijndael home page.
Last updated: 2003-07-04