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Encrypts a variable or array using the XTEA protocol.




XTEAENCODE  Msg , Key , size





The variable to encrypt. Encryption is performed in blocks of 8 bytes. This means that you need to specify an array that has a minimal size of 8 bytes. For example, 2 Longs will be 8 bytes in size.


After the encryption is performed, Msg will contain the encrypted data.

The original data will be overwritten.


The 128 bit key which is used to encrypt the message data.

You need to pass this as an array of 16 bytes.


The number of bytes to encrypt. This must be a multiple of 8.


The XTEA encryption/decryption is described well at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XTEA

The XTEA is an enhanced version of the TEA encryption protocol.


The XTEA encoding/decoding routines have a small footprint. You could use the XTEADECODE in a bootloader and encrypt your firmware.



See also





'                     XTEA.BAS
' This sample demonstrates the XTEA encryption/decryption
' statements
'             (c) 1995-2011 MCS Electronics
$regfile = "m88def.dat"
$hwstack = 40
$swstack = 32
'The XTEA encryption/decryption has a small footprint
'XTEA processes data in blocks of 8 bytes. So the minimum length of the data is 8 bytes.
'A 128 bit key is used to encrypt/decrypt the data. You need to supply this in an array of 8 bytes.
'Using the encoding on a string can cause problems when the data contains a 0. This is the end of the string marker.
Dim Key(16) As Byte                                ' 128 bit key
Dim Msg(32) As Byte                                ' this need to be a multiple of 8
Dim B As Byte                                      ' counter byte
For B = 1 To 16                                  ' create a simple key and also fill the data
 Key(b) = B
 Msg(b) = B
Xteaencode Msg(1) , Key(1) , 32                    ' encode the data
For B = 1 To 16
Print Hex(msg(b)) ; " , " ;
Xteadecode Msg(1) , Key(1) , 32                  ' decode the data
For B = 1 To 16
Print Hex(msg(b)) ; " , " ;

Next                                              ' it should print 1-16 now