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World’s toughest encryption scheme is ‘vulnerable’ … so what about you?

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Abstract


  • It was announced overnight that cryptography researchers have found a “vulnerability” in the encryption scheme used in the vast majority of secure online transactions – a scheme known as AES-256.

    Every important electronic transaction you make online is encrypted – your banking, your census form, your credit card payments.

    AES-256 – the Advanced Encryption Standard – was approved by the US National Institute of Standards in 2002 to be used in all unclassified communications.

    As well as its almost almost-ubiquitous use in e-commerce, AES-256 is used to secure household WiFi connections, mobile phone connections and a range of other applications.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Seberry, J. (2011). World’s toughest encryption scheme is ‘vulnerable’ … so what about you?. The Conversation, (19 August),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3783&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2774

Issue


  • 19 August

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • It was announced overnight that cryptography researchers have found a “vulnerability” in the encryption scheme used in the vast majority of secure online transactions – a scheme known as AES-256.

    Every important electronic transaction you make online is encrypted – your banking, your census form, your credit card payments.

    AES-256 – the Advanced Encryption Standard – was approved by the US National Institute of Standards in 2002 to be used in all unclassified communications.

    As well as its almost almost-ubiquitous use in e-commerce, AES-256 is used to secure household WiFi connections, mobile phone connections and a range of other applications.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Seberry, J. (2011). World’s toughest encryption scheme is ‘vulnerable’ … so what about you?. The Conversation, (19 August),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3783&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2774

Issue


  • 19 August

Place Of Publication


  • Australia