Don’t loose the plot

Interesting article in wired, briefly talking about the math behind encryption. If it is to be believed, our best defence is to keep increasing key sizes with the encryption methods we are using (AES and DES for symmetric encryption, RSA and the likes for public/private key encryption). I just hope he is right, because IF the NSA have discovered a fast and efficient way of factoring large numbers, kiss goodbye to RSA. At the rate quantum computers are progressing, I would be almost be willing to bet money the NSA are using them. Then all bets are off.


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