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View Diary: Who Needs Super-Decryption when you already have Internet Backdoors? (17 comments)

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    Where is the "true" reporting?

    •  The truth is that nobody has or will (1+ / 0-)
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      anytime in our lifetimes break standard AES 128 or 256 encryption.  There's nothing terribly novel about stealing passwords and keys.  That's awful, but it's not the huge leap in technology that "breaking" encryption would entail.

      If that should ever happen, you can expect that the whole federal government top down will be shaken up as they begin a massive project to reencrypt their files with a new system and destroy old files, because they don't want their own stuff cracked by anybody, even their own people.  And we know our government uses AES 128

      I keep posting this link.

      AES is the same as free to the public encryption like PGP, used around the world.  PGP and AES are secure.

      A few recent headlines (Google translated link) have suggested that PGP encryption can be broken. My first reaction was with a sigh: “Not this again!” Such claims have been made before, and so far not a single one has proven true. Thus far, that seems to be the case here.

      Breaking “PGP Crypto” Means Breaking AES
      First, remember that PGP products do not use a custom encryption algorithm. They are based on well-studied, standard algorithms such as RSA and AES, at bit lengths that are regarded as best practices for strong security (2048-bit RSA keys and 256-bit AES keys). Other algorithms can be selected by policy (e.g., DSS, Twofish, etc.), as can other bit lengths.

      For an organization to “break” PGP, they would need to break these standard algorithms that governments and industries worldwide use to protect national security and global commerce. Such news would have an impact far broader than just the use of PGP software.

      Breaking AES would turn the world upside down.  You would know about it because the ground would shake from the worldwide race to cover ass.  It would be Y2k.

      No temblors, therefore no codes have been broken.

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