Talk:XTEA Strong Encryption Implementation

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Discuss amongst yourselves:

From a perspective of security, using the XTEA encryption like this in Electronic CodeBook mode is very insecure. There is no authenticity and patterns could be recognized. Even using RC4 would be more secure. I recommend developing at least one of the operation modes like OFB and using that together with XTEA and using a nonce that is used really once for each pass and never used again. Also I recommend using llMD5String to add a hash, that is encrypted together with the data for authentication. A reference can be found at the wikipedia article about Block_cipher_modes_of_operation. Most of time when you are looking for encrytion, you are really looking for authentification of messages. There llMD5String comes in handy. Thomas Shikami 02:38, 20 October 2007 (PDT)