Which one is better - AES (Rijndael) or DES(Triple DES) encryption algorithms


  • Hi ,


    Which one is better -  AES (Rijndael) or DES(Triple DES)  encryption algorithms            

    -  Is AES (Rijndael) is superior to DES (Triple DES) based algorithms??   If so what’s the use of Triple DES

    Great if you can share your views on this




    Friday, October 08, 2010 11:05 AM

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  • Within Microsoft we require all new crypto code use AES with 128 or larger keys. 3DES has vulnerabilities which effectively reduce the key size.
    Microsoft Test -
    Friday, October 08, 2010 2:42 PM