The MIX transformation of RC2; four of these comprise a MIXING round


Designers      : Ron Rivest

First published : leaked in 1996, designed in 1987

Cipher detail

Key sizes      : 8–1024 bits, in steps of 8 bits; default 64 bits

Block sizes     : 64 bits

Structure        : Source-heavy unbalanced Feistel network

Rounds          : 16 of type MIXING, 2 of type MASHING

This module implements the RC2 (Rivest's Cipher version 2) encryption algorithm in pure python, specified in RFC 2268.

ECB and CBC modes are supported.

Original source code :

Backporting Python 3 Code to Python 2.7.x by koha <>

Quick start

Install from PyPI

pip install rc2

Example RC2 usage

from rc2 import *

#RC2 ECB encryption.
plaintext = "hello_word_ECB"
key = "test key"

rc2 = RC2(key)
encrypted = rc2.encrypt(plaintext,MODE_ECB)
print encrypted.encode('hex')

#RC2 ECB decryption.
rc2 = RC2(key)
decrypted = rc2.decrypt(encrypted,MODE_ECB)
print decrypted

#RC2 CBC encryption.
plaintext = "hello_word_CBC"
key = "test key"
iv = "\x01\x02\x03\x04\x05\x06\x07\x08"

rc2 = RC2(key)
encrypted = rc2.encrypt(plaintext,MODE_CBC,iv,PADDING_PKCS5)
print encrypted.encode('hex')

#RC2 CBC decryption.
rc2 = RC2(key)
decrypted = rc2.decrypt(encrypted,MODE_CBC,iv,PADDING_PKCS5)
print decrypted

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