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Old 04-28-2005, 10:38 PM   #76
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Hi everyone, Please do not close this thread down!!! I want to post but I don't have time for everything now, even though I have been following it very close everyday, thank you Saquear!!!
Old 04-28-2005, 11:52 PM   #77
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Originally posted by chris318

I'm also sure they are not using the stupid brute force method suggested. I'm sure their algorithms are a bit more complicated and efficient than that.
Ok, let's say their algorithms are 10,000 times faster than the "stupid" brute force method. That would still put them at ~1.4million years to break 128bit IDEA ...

I don't know how I'll sleep tonight.

As hard as it may be to accept, the NSA isn't the only group on earth who employs good people, and the US isn't the only country that creates encryption. If it were, it wouldn't need an NSA to break crypto.

The US government is just like private corporations ... They still employ humans, and those humans still make mistakes. If they had perfect people, you'd never hear about the DoD or NSA's systems being breached ... Of course, we all know that it still happens. Even SELinux (an NSA project) isn't bulletproof, and they'll tell you that.

The encryption that runs the core systems of the worlds economy are *proven* strong. It's not like the only people inspecting them are dilettantes sitting on a POS x86 in their mom's basement ...
Old 05-12-2005, 06:24 AM   #78
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Greetings everyone, thanks for not shutting done this thread, I've been superbusy and I have taken this question to a lot of places. So one of my friends gave me this take on security, now and the net as far as function and security.
"Use Free BSD or, newbbies like me Mepis 3.3, and use VM ware with Windows 64 bit edition on top of that", now all this is like Chinese to me because I'm still in graphical Windows XP install, and I don't know what kind of OS VM ware is. Anyway I just wanted to contribute something and would like to see what you folks think!!! Saquear


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