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[7]: AES-254
by umccullough on Thu 18th Aug 2011 05:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: AES-254"
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How about "impossible within the natural lifespan of all currently living humans and their great*10^18 offspring"? That's my take on it.

Actually, with a brute force attack, there's an (exceptionally) slim possibility that the first attempt will crack it.

That's the thing with a brute force attack, you don't necessarily have to go through the entire keyspace to break it, just until you actually find the answer ;)

That's what makes it extremely improbable vs. impossible.

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