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

Jonathan Thornburg jthorn at astro.indiana.edu
Sun Mar 18 21:40:36 EDT 2012


On Sun, 18 Mar 2012, Randall Webmail wrote:
> 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?

Maybe they only plan to brute-force human-provided passphrases used
to generate AES keys?

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