Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Re: Secret Key Cryptography

BTW, the unix password encryption uses DES... 25 times in a row.

I didn't understand this. What dyou mean 25 times in a row?

Yeah Crypto is an interesting topic. I guess lots of maths is involved. I've read that since a lot of it comes down to factoring large numbers, quantum computers would basically shatter all encription. So they need to come up with new methods to secure data.

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