|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
I have heard that the 128-bit encryption for sending credit cards is superior because it can't easily be hacked by computers, or not as easily as encryption at lower bit numbers. However, as computers get faster and faster, will there come a day when it's no problem for my apple macintosh G3000 to crack a 128-bit encoded message, or is it a given that 128-bit encryption will always be strong and secure? If it will never be crack- able, what makes it so impenetrable? And if it is crack-able, what is the inherent weakeness in it - and can this be overcome to make a truly secure method of encryption that no other computer will ever be able to decode? Thank you for your time.
Re: Will 128-bit encryption always be secure?
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