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I love it when I see people say '' Go linux then''

Erm what is Linux this OS that is not hackable or something? While linux has less security threats written for it does not mean it less likely to get hacked.

If someone targets you it does not matter what OS you have. Just because you have Linux does not mean they will be like ''Oh noes they have linux * Runs away *''
i know i would *runs away*
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Better solution than to go linux:

Unplug your internet.
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Better solution than to go linux:

Unplug your internet.
Don't forget to get off your local network too.
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is it just as easy to implement a 4096-bit key as it is to implement a 1024 bit key?
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They could always put Roadrunner on it. That new Super-Computer or whatever with 13,000x4Ghz 8 Core PS3 Chips in it

CRACK IT.
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is it just as easy to implement a 4096-bit key as it is to implement a 1024 bit key?
That requires more processing time and hence the virus would take longer to take full effect.
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They could always put Roadrunner on it. That new Super-Computer or whatever with 13,000x4Ghz 8 Core PS3 Chips in it

CRACK IT.
um its not the speed, its that classical computing algorithms for cracking encryption are generally some variant of brute-force method, due to the nature of how classical computers work (see turing machines for a rudimentary example)

so quantum computing uses Shor's algorithm (among many other things), which is teh new hotness when it comes to factoring numbers (prime factorization) which is a main step in decoding/cracking encryption, especially at a level as high as 1024-bits. A quantum computer can own this **** up in like maybe a day. maybe less


I knew physics 805 would teach me something
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um its not the speed, its that classical computing algorithms for cracking encryption are generally some variant of brute-force method, due to the nature of how classical computers work (see turing machines for a rudimentary example)

so quantum computing uses Shor's algorithm (among many other things), which is teh new hotness when it comes to factoring numbers (prime factorization) which is a main step in decoding/cracking encryption, especially at a level as high as 1024-bits. A quantum computer can own this **** up in like maybe a day. maybe less


I knew physics 805 would teach me something
Go physics.
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I love it when I see people say '' Go linux then''

Erm what is Linux this OS that is not hackable or something? While linux has less security threats written for it does not mean it less likely to get hacked.

If someone targets you it does not matter what OS you have. Just because you have Linux does not mean they will be like ''Oh noes they have linux * Runs away *''
Linux typically does have a few advantages compared to Windows (mainly XP and previous versions), the main one is that it doesn't allow programs root(admin) privileges unless the user authorizes it.

This is a very scary virus though, even if we had working quantum computers, effected users probably wouldn't have access to them. Perhaps we will need a cracking@home client, lol.
Edited by DigitalSonata - 6/13/08 at 8:58pm
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Give me 1024 byte encryption. :O
    
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