Re: TrueCrypt cracking in the future...Tech Discussion...
On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 01:47:21 -0500, DasFox wrote:
> I hear calculations of so many million years before a 64 character
> password will be brute-forced on TrueCrypt...
> I DOUBT...
> BUT I thought that works on a (unlikely) assumption that computer
> power will stay the same level it is now...
> For instance, in the past 100 years, there has been an EXPLOSION in
> IF the same happens this century, TrueCrypt files will be busted...
> Quantum computer can crack a 64 character TrueCrypt container, it
> actually take merely seconds, or still time-consuming but easier?
It takes all I can do to respond to such a dumb git as you.
There are two factors, advances in technology and advances in
cryptanalysis/mathematics. About the first one: there are linear,
predictable advances (like Moore's law). Some encryptions today are
so strong that this kind of evolutionary progress can never crack
them. Revolutionary new technology like QC can change that.
About the latter: Here's a recent example which will be *lost* on you: