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Security Development Lifecycle by Steve Lipner, Michael Howard

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Chapter 20. SDL Minimum Cryptographic Standards

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As cryptographic research evolves and computers become faster, some cryptographic algorithms, security protocols, cryptographic key strengths, and usage are no longer deemed secure enough for software products.

To put this in perspective, the Electronic Frontier Foundation book Cracking DES claims that a specially built $1 million computer in 1993 would take, on average, about 3.5 hours to find a Data Encryption Standard (DES) key (Electronic Frontier Foundation 1998). According to Moore’s Law, $1 million in 1998 could crack a DES key in about 35 minutes. If you don’t have a spare ...

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