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    Muskan Choudhary
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    The Data Encryption Standard (DES) algorithm, established in the 1970s, represents a cornerstone in modern cryptography. Utilizing a symmetric-key block cipher, DES operates on 64-bit blocks of data with a 56-bit key, offering substantial security at its inception. However, with the advancement of computing power, DES began to show vulnerabilities to brute-force attacks. Despite this, it paved the way for subsequent encryption standards and cryptographic techniques. Its significance lies not only in its historical role as a widely adopted encryption standard but also in the lessons learned from its eventual evolution and replacement by more secure algorithms like AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

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