Crypt::Twofish2 - Crypt::CBC compliant Twofish encryption module

     use Crypt::Twofish2;

     # keysize() is 32, but 24 and 16 are also possible
     # blocksize() is 16

     $cipher = new Crypt::Twofish2 "a" x 32, Crypt::Twofish2::MODE_CBC;

     $crypted = $cipher->encrypt($plaintext);
     # - OR -
     $plaintext = $cipher->decrypt($crypted);

    This module implements the twofish cipher in a less braindamaged (read:
    slow and ugly) way than the existing "Crypt::Twofish" module.

    Although it is "Crypt::CBC" compliant you usually gain nothing by using
    that module (except generality, which is often a good thing), since
    "Crypt::Twofish2" can work in either ECB or CBC mode itself.

        Returns the keysize, which is 32 (bytes). The Twofish2 cipher
        actually supports keylengths of 16, 24 or 32 bytes, but there is no
        way to communicate this to "Crypt::CBC".

        The blocksize for Twofish2 is 16 bytes (128 bits), which is somewhat
        unique. It is also the reason I need this module myself ;)

    $cipher = new $key [, $mode]
        Create a new "Crypt::Twofish2" cipher object with the given key
        (which must be 128, 192 or 256 bits long). The additional $mode
        argument is the encryption mode, either "MODE_ECB" (electronic
        cookbook mode, the default), "MODE_CBC" (cipher block chaining, the
        same that "Crypt::CBC" does) or "MODE_CFB1" (1-bit cipher feedback

        ECB mode is very insecure (read a book on cryptography if you don't
        know why!), so you should probably use CBC mode. CFB1 mode is not
        tested and is most probably broken, so do not try to use it.

        In ECB mode you can use the same cipher object to encrypt and
        decrypt data. However, every change of "direction" causes an
        internal reordering of key data, which is quite slow, so if you want
        ECB mode and encryption/decryption at the same time you should
        create two seperate "Crypt::Twofish2" objects with the same key.

        In CBC mode you have to use seperate objects for
        encryption/decryption in any case.

        The "MODE_*"-constants are not exported by this module, so you must
        specify them as "Crypt::Twofish2::MODE_CBC" etc. (sorry for that).

        Encrypt data. The size of $data must be a multiple of "blocksize"
        (16 bytes), otherwise this function will croak. Apart from that, it
        can be of (almost) any length.

        The pendant to "encrypt" in that it *de*crypts data again.

    Crypt::CBC, Crypt::Twofish.

    Should EXPORT or EXPORT_OK the MODE constants.

    There should be a way to access initial IV contents :(

    Although I tried to make the original twofish code portable, I can't say
    how much I did succeed. The code tries to be portable itself, and I hope
    I got the endianness issues right. The code is also copyright
    Counterpane Systems, no license accompanied it, so using it might
    actually be illegal ;)

    I also cannot guarantee for security, but the module is used quite a
    bit, so there are no obvious bugs left.

     Marc Lehmann <>

     The actual twofish encryption is written in horribly microsoft'ish looking
     almost ansi-c by Doug Whiting.