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Someone get out your super computer, its encryption cracking time.
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post #12 of 69
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Someone get out your super computer, its encryption cracking time.
It would need like every pc in the world lol..
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post #13 of 69
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It would need like every pc in the world lol..
I'm talking those big thousand-plus-Opteron based server solutions. Bet that thing could get it in no time (no time by encryption cracking standards that is.)
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post #14 of 69
When quantum computers come out every type of encryption will be "crackable"
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When quantum computers come out every type of encryption will be "crackable"
Except when you get quantum encryption, which then will keep the quantum computers at bay. (Although until us regular folks get our hands on them we will be at the mercy of the quantum gods.)
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post #16 of 69
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Except when you get quantum encryption, which then will keep the quantum computers at bay. (Although until us regular folks get our hands on them we will be at the mercy of the quantum gods.)
true I forgot to mention that
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Except when you get quantum encryption, which then will keep the quantum computers at bay. (Although until us regular folks get our hands on them we will be at the mercy of the quantum gods.)
Or at least Skynet.


It would seem to me that trying to crack such an encryption is a moot point - simply track the money back to the key. There are only so many ways to move money electronically, and I'm pretty sure one of the 3 letter agencies could effectively locate the coder, and thus the key(s).
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Or at least Skynet.


It would seem to me that trying to crack such an encryption is a moot point - simply track the money back to the key. There are only so many ways to move money electronically, and I'm pretty sure one of the 3 letter agencies could effectively locate the coder, and thus the key(s).
Unless the hacker was clever enough to route it through several different countries to a final destination that has laws friendly to his activity.

Or he could just use stolen financial accounts.
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Does anyone know how this is being spread to people?
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Unless the hacker was clever enough to route it through several different countries to a final destination that has laws friendly to his activity.

Or he could just use stolen financial accounts.
Yea.. If it was serious enough, the government would get involved. At the moment I don't think there's enough traces of the virus popping up. It would be nice to see some statistics of the attack. And did they mention how much the software costs to decrypt?
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