Practical Advice for those using AES256 cipher?
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Aug 19 20:27:49 CEST 2009
Kevin Hilton wrote:
> Although I usually get a wide range of responses, is there any
> practical advice an end-user should take away from the recent AES256
> attacks as described here?
To repeat my usual advice: "Unless you know what you're doing and why,
stick with the defaults."
The AES256 attack does not change that advice. The attack is incredibly
interesting in an abstract mathematical sense; in terms of the real
world it's not worth thinking twice about.
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