export grade security

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The US government had tight restrictions on the export of cryptographic technology until the end of the 1990s and specified what could or could not be exported to other countries. A rough and ready guide partitioned this technology into two categories: export grade security and domestic grade security. Export grade security technology could be exported and is characterized by software which can resist casual eavesdropping but which cannot resist a determined attack by an intruder. The situation changed drastically in the year 2000 when restrictions were lifted for all but few countries.

Subjects: Computing.

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