Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Aug 2011 17:53 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption Researchers have found a weakness in the AES algorithm. They managed to come up with a clever new attack that can recover the secret key four times easier than anticipated by experts. In the last decade, many researchers have tested the security of the AES algorithm, but no flaws were found so far. The new attack applies to all versions of AES even if it used with a single key. The attack shows that finding the key of AES is four times easier than previously believed; in other words, AES-128 is more like AES-126.
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RE[3]: AES-254
by Drumhellar on Wed 17th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: AES-254"
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With today's computer speeds it is simply impossible to brute force it

I'm a stickler for details, especially on anything relating to numbers. A brute force attack is not impossible, however, it is exceedingly unlikely.

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