[cryptography] [info] The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

Randall Webmail rvh40 at insightbb.com
Sun Mar 18 21:38:09 EDT 2012

From: "ianG" <iang at iang.org>

>... So after a lot of colour, it is not clear if they can break AES. 
>Yet.  OK.  But that is their plan.  And they think they can do it, 
>within their foreseeable future.  Maybe soon.  Or maybe they can, and 
>they've managed to get their own agency to at least believe it's in the 
>future, not now.  Or maybe they can at 128, but not larger?

I suppose we've all seen the "proofs" that brute-forcing PGP would take a supercomputer the size of the planet longer than the age of the universe to accomplish.   Was the math faulty in those proofs, or is it true, and the NSA is just empire-building?

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