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> Joseph Stewart wrote:
>> source, but what can't you do with 32-bit values that you need to do?
> Strong encryption ?
> In block cyphers, you need lots of XOR ops, and block sizes of
> 32 bits are inherently vulnerable but 64 bits are very tough...

Most modern cryptographic algorithms only assume 32 bit registers, so
that they can run well on a wide range of processors.  There are some
exceptions in the SHA-3 competition, but they seem unlikely winners.