Practical Advice for those using AES256 cipher?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
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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