Too secure?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by sfi, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. sfi

    sfi Registered Member

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    I currently have some stuff that is encrypted using AES technology. If I somehow forgot my password, would it be possible to find a program to hack the password? Not that I'm trying to hack other peoples data (which is a waste of time to me) But just as a precautionary.
     
  2. n8chavez

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    The overly-simplistic answer is no; 256-AES encryption (with no back door) is, to the average user, unhackable.
     
  3. jrmhng

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    Depends on what you have used. If you are talking about a brute force attack, no it cant be cracked. However there may be problems with implementation, which tends to be the weakest link.
     
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    As a matter of fact, a BF-attack might be the only way to defeat a properly implemented AES encryption, but the amount of time it would take makes it impossible (in the order of thousands or millions of years)
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    to put it very simply, if you do ever loose or forget your password you can kiss you data good bye.
     
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