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Crytographic software and hardware is considered munitions by the US Government as it could be used for keeping wartime secrets. As such, it falls under US Export control. This level of control has been loosened significantly in the last 15 years or so, but there is still a fair amount of laws about what is and isn't covered. Three of the main grounds for ...


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I've heard, that governments just restricts encryption key length, but not the certain algorithms. This achieved by, for instance, law, enforces companies reducing key length for 56(this depends on country)bits for symmetric keys, and 512(this depends too)bits for asymmetric keys. Software companies, as far as I know, not follow weak key length and just ...


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From this Apache link, ECCN 5D002 can be summarized as: Software specially designed or modified for the development, production or use of any of the other software of this list, or software designed to certify other software on this list; or Software using a "symmetric algorithm" employing a key length in excess of 56-bits; or Software using an "asymmetric ...



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