Crypt::TEA - Tiny Encryption Algorithm
$cipher = Crypt::TEA->new($key);
$ciphertext = $cipher->encrypt($plaintext);
$plaintext = $cipher->decrypt($ciphertext);
TEA is a 64-bit symmetric block cipher with a 128-bit key and a variable number of rounds (32 is recommended). It has a low setup time, and depends on a large number of rounds for security, rather than a complex algorithm. It was developed by David J. Wheeler and Roger M. Needham, and is described at <http://www.ftp.cl.cam.ac.uk/ftp/papers/djw-rmn/djw-rmn-tea.html>.
This module implements TEA encryption. It supports the Crypt::CBC interface, with the following functions.
Returns the size (in bytes) of the block (8, in this case).
Returns the size (in bytes) of the key (16, in this case).
- new($key, $rounds)
This creates a new Crypt::TEA object with the specified key. The optional rounds parameter specifies the number of rounds of encryption to perform, and defaults to 32.
Encrypts blocksize() bytes of $data and returns the corresponding ciphertext.
Decrypts blocksize() bytes of $data and returns the corresponding plaintext.
Crypt::CBC, Crypt::Blowfish, Crypt::DES
- Dave Paris
For taking the time to discuss and review the initial version of this module, making several useful suggestions, and contributing tests.
- Mike Blazer and Gil Cohen
For testing under Windows.
- Tony Cook
For making the module work under Activeperl, testing on several platforms, and suggesting that I probe for features via %Config.
Abhijit Menon-Sen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2001 Abhijit Menon-Sen. All rights reserved.
This software is distributed under the terms of the Artistic License <URL:http://ams.wiw.org/code/artistic.txt>.