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Publication Citation: Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation Methods and Techniques

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Author(s): Morris J. Dworkin;
Title: Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation Methods and Techniques
Published: December 01, 2001
Abstract: This recommendation defines five confidentiality modes of operation for use with an underlying symmetric key block cipher algorithm: Electronic Codebook (ECB), Cipher Block Chaining (CBC), Cipher Feedback (CFB), Output Feedback (OFB), and Counter (CTR). Used with an underlying block cipher algorithm that is approved in a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), these modes can provide cryptographic protection for sensitive, but unclassified, computer data.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-38A
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