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key length
Last modified: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 

The number of binary digits, or bits, in an encryption algorithm’s key. Key length is sometimes used to measure the relative strength of the encryption algorithm (i.e., the longer the key length, the more difficult the key is to decode).

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