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Detailed explanation1: Explanation: The DES Algorithm Cipher System consists of 16 rounds (iterations) each with a round key. Explanation: DES encrypts blocks of 64 bits using a 64 bit key. 4. In the DES algorithm, although the key size is 64 bits only 48bits are used for the encryption procedure, the rest are parity bits.
Detailed explanation2: From Schneier’s description of DES in Chapter 12 of Applied Cryptography (12.3): DES with any number of rounds fewer than 16 could be broken with a knownplaintext attack more efficiently than by a bruteforce attack. This explains the “Why not less than 16".
Detailed explanation3: The Data Encryption Standard is a symmetrickey block Cipher based on Feistel structure. It uses 16 rounds of Feistel Structure. It was developed in the early 1970s and was approved as a federal standard in November 1976. It was reaffirmed as a standard in 1983, 1988 and again in 1999.