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An influential European Union board has approved two types of ciphers developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. as “highly practical and strong cryptographic algorithms,” the electronics company said Thursday.

The EU board, a group of researchers under the New European Schemes for Signatures, Integrity and Encryption (NESSIE), endorsed the two ciphers — the 64-bit block cipher MISTY 1 and the 128-bit block cipher Camellia, the company said.

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