I should note that these examples don’t necessarily make me feel any safer regarding encryption methods. Although it may seem impossible to crack by today’s standards, you never know when a new disruptive technology is going to make those concepts last weeks security. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should be worried, it just means that you need to remain proactive in securing your assets. If that sounds overwhelming to you, maybe you should give us a call 😉
Taken from Seagate’s report:
128-Bit Versus 256-Bit AES Encryption: Practical business reasons why 128-bit solutions provide comprehensive security for every need*
“If you assume:
Every person on the planet owns 10 computers.
There are 7 billion people on the planet.
Each of these computers can test 1 billion key combinations per second.
On average, you can crack the key after testing 50% of the possibilities.
Then the earth’s population can crack one encryption key in 77,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years!”