What are Pre-Shared Key Encryption Algorithms?
Pre-Shared Key Encryption (symmetric) uses algorithms like Twofish, AES, or Blowfish, to create keys—AES currently being the most popular. All of these encryption algorithms fall into two types: stream ciphers and block ciphers. Stream ciphers apply a cryptographic key and algorithm to each binary digit in a data stream, one bit at a time. Block ciphers apply a cryptographic key and algorithm to a block of data (for example, 64 sequential bits) as a group. Block ciphers are currently the most common symmetric encryption algorithm.