[owncloud-devel] Change encryption length

Lukas Reschke lukas at owncloud.org
Wed May 14 19:20:39 GMT 2014


On 14 May 2014, at 21:14, Mark Ziegler <mark.ziegler at rakekniven.de> wrote:

> Short statement :-/ 

Would have preferred a long wikipedia article that just confused people?

> Could you please give some more details.
> AFAIK bigger key length is better cause it takes longer to crack it.

In short: That does not matter. Sure, your vendor tells you that they use that new super awesome AES-256 stuff which is military grade technology and even unbreakable by the NSA in 2’000 years. 
But that’s mainly just marketing bullshit.

Thomas Pornin has written some quite good statements about this: http://security.stackexchange.com/a/19762/18365
http://security.stackexchange.com/a/6149/18365
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