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Data Encryption Standard/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Data Encryption Standard.

A block cipher specification issued by the U.S. government in 1976, intended for sensitive but unclassified data. It is now obsolescent, succeeded by the Advanced Encryption Standard, but still used in commercial systems.