strong encryption

strong encryption

An encryption method that uses a very large number as its cryptographic key. The larger the key, the longer it takes to unlawfully break the code. Today, 256 bits is considered strong encryption. As computers become faster, the length of the key must be increased.
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The same computer power that yields strong encryption can be used to break weak encryption schemes.
GO-Global's strong encryption and data-compression technologies makes it an excellent solution for X application connectivity over bandwidth-limited or congested lines.
Judd Gregg (R-NH), once again called for restrictions on the use and availability of strong encryption products.
For several years the US government banned the sale of strong encryption software.
2 intrusion detection system (IDS) will be the first IDS with strong encryption to be shipped internationally under the federal regulations on encryption exports announced January 14, 2000.
Law enforcement agencies insist on strict export restrictions, arguing that strong encryption software can be used to thwart high-tech surveillance of foreign drug dealers, child pornographers, terrorists and other criminals.
Encryption had been classified as a munition since playing a decisive role in ending World War Two, and the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) had fought to maintain control of strong encryption in order to protect information they gleaned through routine surveillance of international electronic communications - a fifty-year project known as Echelon.
Law enforcement officials claim that allowing strong encryption will prevent them from stopping terrorists, drug dealers, and pedophiles.
As with our free Online Safe Deposit Boxes, we wanted to make strong encryption available to users who may not have the technical know-how or the desire to manually encrypt and decrypt messages," said Wolbrom.
Strong encryption converts clear data (plain text) into an unreadable form called "ciphertext" using a secret key or password that is unbreakable without the particular decryption key.
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