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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004

    key strength

    why was there a restriction of key strength more than some "48" bits prevented by US to be exported ? is there a nice article that narrates this ?

  2. #2
    Frustrated Mad Scientist
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    In the US cryptographic technologies are classed as munitions, i.e. the same as bombs and guns.

    Quick google:

    Bruce Schneier has written a lot on cryptography and the law (plus a lot of other security issues).

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