AES, What does it mean?

AES is an acronym word as many others used in the cryptocurrency jargon.

Definition of AES

AES is an acronym standing for "The Advanced Encryption Standard". AES is an encryption mechanism developped The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), starting in 1997 when it announced the need for an alternative to the Data Encryption Standard (DES), which was starting to become vulnerable to brute-force attacks. It is a symmetric block cipher and has been chosen by the U.S. government to protect classified information. AES is implemented in software and hardware throughout the world to encrypt sensitive data. AES is essential for government computer security, cybersecurity and electronic data protection. It was designed to be easy to implement in hardware and software, as well as in restricted environments -- such as a smart card -- and offer decent defenses against various attack techniques. AES is a 2-way encryption using symetric ciphers, also known as secret keys, meaning ciphers use the same key for encrypting and decrypting. The sender and the receiver must both use the same secret key.

AES is related to

EncryptionRSACryptographyHash (one way hash)

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