James Morris writes "NIST has announced the AES finalists for round two. (AES is new data encryption scheme intended to replace DES). The finalists are MARS (IBM), RC6 (RSA), Rijndael (Joan Daemen and Vincent), Serpent (Ross Anderson, Eli Biham and Lars Knudsen) and Twofish (Bruce Schneier and friends). " While this is the second round, the choosing of a finalist it still quite aways off.
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