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A symmetric cipher is an encryption method using one key, known to both the sender and receiver of a message, that is used both to encrypt and decrypt the message.

Overview Edit

The strength of a symmetric cipher depends on both parties keeping the key secret from others. With DES, for example, the algorithm is known, so revealing the encryption key permits the message to be read by any third party.

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