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Member Since 16 Oct 2013
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In Topic: Random Number Generation

30 April 2015 - 07:22 AM

samoth made a suggestion for 512-bit encryption.  Why not 1024- or 2048- or 4096-bit?

Because using 512 is already using a nuke to kill a fly trapped in a tiny box.

At some point you're going to have to realize that more firepower won't make the fly any deader.

In Topic: Random Number Generation

29 April 2015 - 01:42 PM

As far as the actual numbers, I guess I never really did the math - I just know that ...


In Topic: Random Number Generation

29 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

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In Topic: Random Number Generation

29 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

if you wait a few years/decades, who knows what kind of computing technology will be available, which might be able to crack it in a day!

In the future there might also governments with brain scanning satellites, able to scan and retrieve your very thoughts and memories if you ever go outside (or even inside, with some clever use of bending light and such).

What steps are you taking to prevent this (roughly equally relevant scenario) from being an issue?

In Topic: Random Number Generation

29 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

I do know quite a bit about security, especially cryptography

This just reeks of the Dunning–Kruger effect.


Do you honestly believe that whatever data you're transmitting needs to be more secure than (for example) the entire world's financial systems, military secrets or government branches who specialize in this stuff?

If you answer yes, you are either deluded, or you are trolling.