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I would hope the NSA can crack cell encryption. If one of the largest government's spy agencies couldn't, there is something wrong.

What? i dont even ...

you do know what encryption is for right? so nobody can see the data rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by phill1978 View Post

What? i dont even ...

you do know what encryption is for right? so nobody can see the data rolleyes.gif

If it's horrible encryption (this sounds like, as well as stuff like MD5 and SHA1 for anything sensitive), or a horrible implementation of one (e.g. any symmetric form of encryption used for passwords), then having it shown to be such has its merits. Just like with the huge Adobe attack, it's obviously not good for the people who've been affected, but it sends a clear message that if you're doing this, you need to fire your security specialist and follow best practices.

Anyone with a $650 rig can crack cell encryption. That statement alone should already sound warning bells.
     
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