I believe DESX was used as the algorithm for encrypted containers in Windows 2000.
I also remember reading about an Al-Queda laptop that was recovered by Allied forces. Export-grade (low key size) DESX encryption was used on the laptop but that did not prevent the intelligence agencies (NSA?) from decrypting everything.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 13:42, 12 November 2005
- Since back when "export grade cryptography" meant anything, it meant 40-bit encryption (i.e. keys of strength equivalent to 40 bits or less); since plain DES has a 56 bit key; and since DES-X strengthens the keying, the idea of "Export-grade (low key size) DESX" makes no sense at all. I suspect you were on the wrong end of a much distorted rumour. -- Securiger (talk) 10:33, 2 November 2008 (UTC)