Reply to post:

Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

tom dial Silver badge

For a sufficiently long key current well known and extensively analyzed algorithms are thought to be secure against "breakable" for period of the order of the expected life of the universe. And the keys are not that long.

Technology and mathematical research could change that, but recent weakening results seem to be in the range of a bit or two here and there, and not overly useful in the context of a 4096 bit key.

There are, however, other means to circumvent encryption.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019