John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Fri Apr 9 06:23:45 CEST 2010
> David Shaw escribió:
>> On Apr 7, 2010, at 3:18 AM, Andre Amorim wrote:
>>> What type of encryption the WikiLeaks said to have broken? AES ?
>> I do not think that this is a break of any serious crypto, though. If
>> someonecould arrange for AES or any other strong cipher to be broken simply
>> by asking for it on a web site, this would be news.
> Right, I was interested on the subject too, and wondering what kind of
> encryption could have been used to encrypt the file. I guess David is
> right and the key chosen was too weak... but it would be nice to hear
> about what was actually the method used to encrypt and how did they
> break it.
There was a comment in Schneier's blog pointing to an article at
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/ saying that it was a plain old run-of-the-mill
dictionary attack of several million entries.
*yawn* Not really crypto news
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