Another Crypto Question

mikeyoungmikeyoung Posts: 101Member
Which of the following is NOT a true 3DES mode?

1. DES-EEE1 uses one key

2. DES-EEE2 uses two keys

3. DES-EEE3 uses three keys

4. DES-EDE2 uses two keys
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  • mikeyoungmikeyoung Posts: 101Member
    Answer: A

    Explanaiton: The following are the correct modes for triple-DES (3DES): DES-EEE3 uses three keys for encryption and the data is encrypted, encrypted, encrypted; DES-EDE3 uses three keys and encrypts, decrypts and encrypts data. DES-EEE2 and DES-EDE2 are the same as the previous modes, but the first and third operations use the same key. There is no DES-EEE1.

    reference: All-in-One CISSP Exam guide 3rd. Ed.: Chapter 8, page 629
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    I agree with the webmaster although I was unable to access this site the whole of yesterday, (DDOS?) or I would have attempted to answer it. I honestly think Mike is doing a great job.
  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin Admin
    f2180 wrote:
    I was unable to access this site the whole of yesterday, (DDOS?)
    We should have noticed it (based on traffic stats as well, as intrusion detection system, and I've been only most of the day myself). Feel free to shoot me an email next time though.
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