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What kind of encryption are you using and can it be cracked?




We are using 2056 bit OpenVPN, 2056 bit SSH-2 (Secure Shell 2), and 2056 bit SSL/TLS respectively, network and tunneling protocols that allow data to be exchanged over a secure channel between your PC and our server. They are based on public-key cryptography to authenticate the remote computer and provide improved security through Diffie-Hellman key exchange and strong integrity checking via MACs. We are using AES-256 encryption to protect the confidentiality of the data. The cipher was developed by two Belgian cryptographers, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen. The algorithm has been analyzed extensively and is now used worldwide. As of 2007, no attacks that attack the underlying cipher itself have ever been found. In June 2003, the U.S. government announced that AES may be used for classified information: “The design and strength of all key lengths of the AES algorithm are sufficient to protect classified information up to the SECRET level. TOP SECRET information will require use of either key lengths.” This marks the first time that the public has access to a cipher approved by the NSA for encryption of TOP SECRET information.

 

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