Determines whether the specified key is weak.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Weak keys are keys that result in ciphers that are easy to break. If text is encrypted with a weak key, encrypting the resulting cipher again with the same weak key returns the original text. In 128-bit mode, if the first 64 bits are the same as the last 64 bits, the key is weak. In 192-bit mode, if the first 64 bits are the same as the second 64 bits or if the second 64 bits are the same as the last 64 bits, the key is weak.
Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
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