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Originally posted by stealthsurfer
That's 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (ten quintillion) possible combinations PER SECOND constantly for.. wait for it lol 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years. (edit, three sexdecillion years apparently! - can you say big numbers? lol)
A device that could check a billion billion (10^18) AES keys per second would require about 3×10^51 years to exhaust the 256-bit key space.