Safety of the key and it's length
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Mon Jan 26 18:07:26 CET 2009
James P. Howard, II wrote:
> There are some ancient keys out there which are 512 bits (and I think
> I've seen smaller). Are these likely still secure enough to use?
Depends on your threat model. Secure against a casual snoop? Probably.
Secure against someone who knows what they're doing and is willing to
put a little thought and effort into it? Not at all.
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