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[5]: AES-254
by reez on Wed 17th Aug 2011 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: AES-254"
reez
Member since:
2006-06-28

You know there are those Bitcoin folks with buildings brimmed with graphics cards. ;)

Think about quantum physics. It is also possible to just walk through a wall or slip through the earth, which in fact mots of us are "trying" 24/7. I know, it is a lot more likely to find a key, but the problem is people's (meaning at least mine) usually have a problem comprehending how (un)likely an event is. Just think about lotteries. People play because there is a chance, even though most of them know it is very unlikely. Walking through a wall is even free, still you be called insane if you tried, while nobody does when you take part in a lottery.

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RE[6]: AES-254
by galvanash on Thu 18th Aug 2011 01:23 in reply to "RE[5]: AES-254"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Walking through a wall is even free, still you be called insane if you tried, while nobody does when you take part in a lottery.


I call anyone who plays the lottery insane. The lottery is a tax on people who failed high school math. Unless you are someone who does something like this:

http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/08/02/lottery-scheme-appears-to-caus...

The media makes it sounds like this is criminal or something... It should be applauded imo - finding such a flaw in what is essentially a rigged system should earn the finder a hefty payday, not accusations of criminality. The state needs to hire better mathematicians if they want to keep their system effectively rigged...

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