Announcing the Middle Earth Encryption Standard
KHAZAD: A 128 bit Legacy Level Block Cipher.
Documentation and reference implementation files are ready to download at h4xx0rz.ME.nerr and SourceForge.ME.nerr
The Khazad Cipher passed our Test Vectors and Analysis Tests! Middle Earth now has its very first encryption standard! May it serve us well. This has been cleared to protect classified information up to the Top Secret SCI Level on Middle Earth Only. Just like the encrypted files on my sword drive are now using the Khazad Algorithm.
So far our enemies have not been able to break this cipher and it has been widely adapted to our systems in all cryptographic applications. We have decided to use it in various modes of operation including ECB and CBC modes.