Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) | Threat Level | Wired.com

The breakthrough was enormous, says the former official, and soon afterward the agency pulled the shade down tight on the project, even within the intelligence community and Congress. “Only the chairman and vice chairman and the two staff directors of each intelligence committee were told about it,” he says. The reason? “They were thinking that this computing breakthrough was going to give them the ability to crack current public encryption.”

via www.wired.com

This is the same article as linked below. I just wanted to highlight this claim. I find it hard to believe that NSA has built a computer so fast it can break AES by brute force attack. I'm not an expert but that sounds like pretty wild stuff. Maybe some readers know better. --TS


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