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1000 bit encryption

KatoKato Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Can anyone help me out. I have someone that is telling me they work for the US Govt and they are looking at stuff using 1000 bit encryption. Now...that just doesn't sound right to me at all ;) Please...someone help me and prove me wrong and tell me that something like that is true. I've never heard of a "1000 bit encryption" and I am having a hard time finding anything on google about it.

Anyone got some info on it?

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    The length of the bit just refers to the size of the key that creates the actual encryption. Yes, there is such a thing as 1024-bit encryption but seeing as how the US government uses 192 / 256 bit encryption for it's top secret data I don't think it's used often..

    Read up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_size

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  • thej3wthej3w Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Did he say 1000 bit or 1024 bit? Cause 1000 is kinda an odd number for encryption.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA

    As of 2005, the largest number factored by a general-purpose factoring algorithm was 663 bits long, using a state-of-the-art distributed implementation. RSA keys are typically 1024–2048 bits long. Some experts believe that 1024-bit keys may become breakable in the near term (though this is disputed); few see any way that 4096-bit keys could be broken in the foreseeable future. Therefore, it is generally presumed that RSA is secure if n is sufficiently large. If n is 256 bits or shorter, it can be factored in a few hours on a personal computer, using software already freely available. If n is 512 bits or shorter, it can be factored by several hundred computers as of 1999. A theoretical hardware device named TWIRL and described by Shamir and Tromer in 2003 called into question the security of 1024 bit keys. It is currently recommended that n be at least 2048 bits long.

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  • telcustelcus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I think what they're referring too is 1024 bit encryption. As with most things in computing, its Base 2.

    Here's a wiki article on Key Size for encryption:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_size

    Edit: Beated by a country mile.

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    yep, 1024 bit is the closest standard keysize.

    Standard Site to Site encryptions using IPSEC typically use 768bit, 1024bit, or 1536bit keys as a part of each proposal phase.

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  • KatoKato Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Iw as thinking that it would be 1024 as well, but they were referring to it as 1000 bit encryption. They are working for the US Govt and bypassing all their security measures to be in a chat room on my website ;)

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The Rules wrote:
    Finally, you're not allowed to ask for tips on circumventing your campus/office network security. It's a bad idea, don't do it, just go through the regular channels. For similar reasons, discussions of proxy servers and web anonymizers are also forbidden.

    Man, I think this includes asking the forum to help someone else. Please read the rules and don't drag us into this.

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  • KatoKato Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ruckus wrote: »
    The Rules wrote:
    Finally, you're not allowed to ask for tips on circumventing your campus/office network security. It's a bad idea, don't do it, just go through the regular channels. For similar reasons, discussions of proxy servers and web anonymizers are also forbidden.

    Man, I think this includes asking the forum to help someone else. Please read the rules and don't drag us into this.
    huh? wtf you talking about?

    I'm not asking for anything like this...I'm merely pointing out the stupidity of some people and looking for your advice on whether or not this person is a lying tool, which it appears that they are ;) Noone is asking about how to use proxies or avoidance or anything. Read the thread man.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Basically that person is a lying fool of a took.. Why would you need to bypass encyption to get onto a chat room?

    Work proxies are usually programs that completley block access to certain sites -- not hide them behind a wall of encyption..

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