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Originally posted by Griffo
reply to post by Misterlondon
It's virtually impossible to crack an aes256 encryption
AES permits the use of 256-bit keys. Breaking a symmetric 256-bit key by brute force requires 2128 times more computational power than a 128-bit key. A device that could check a billion billion (1018) AES keys per second would in theory require about 3×1051 years to exhaust the 256-bit key space.
Brute Force Attack - Wiki
Originally posted by Misterlondon
What I don't get is... The technology America possess, why haven't they busted this file open already?
You are bidding on a password for the WikiLeaks 'insurance' archive file. The file was obtained via a P2P Network and I was able to gain this password with a bit of luck and a whole lot of processing power. I have also found that the file is fragmented, and that there is more than one password needed to decrypt everything within the AES-256 encrypted file. This password may not decrypt the file in any way whatsoever. This password is only valuable to someone who knows how to use it. The information in this 'insurance' file is of no use to me as I am not 'well connected' and have no means of using it myself. Because of the nature of this auction, it is completely non-refundable. 5% of the final auction price will go towards the WikiLeaks organization. Feel free to ask me any questions before bidding.
Originally posted by wtfhuh
To put 256 BIT encryption into perspective, the combination is 2^ To brute force that would be impossible because it exceeds by a large factor all the the molecules in the ENTIRE universe.
Originally posted by InvalidRequest2011
Whomever decides to try the password remember to use the ASCII characters for the B and the 2213.
... is a ligature in the German alphabet typically used to replace a double "s" in a word