Decrypting Encrypted Data

When a technical mis-statement starts to float around, it's hard to rebut it, but here goes.

With regard to encryption on many devices (including new iOS devices), the frequently-repeated statement that it would take 5-1/2 years to break the encryption is very simple and understandable and wrong.

The 5-1/2 year number comes from the amount of time it would take to try every combination of 6 alphanumeric characters including upper- and lower-case characters as well as numbers.

So far so good.


Update Your Website -- WAMC Roundtable Sept. 23, 2014 11:30 AM

Lots of small businesses and nonprofits are looking at their websites -- some of them are getting on for being 20 years old. Here Jesse's list of 10 things to look at:

US Digital Services Playbook

The U.S. DIgital Service [USDS] was launched inside Office of Management and Budget (OMB). They released their Digital Services Playbook on August 11, 2014. FInd the Playbook here.


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