British Firm Develops 'Unbreakable' Polymorphic Encryption

    Date08 Apr 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    3977
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    BitArts, a company founded by a group of ex-computer software crackers, has developed a revolutionary encryption system they claim is all but unbreakable. John Safa, BitArt's founder and chief technical officer, told Newsbytes that the encryption system works by changing the . . . BitArts, a company founded by a group of ex-computer software crackers, has developed a revolutionary encryption system they claim is all but unbreakable. John Safa, BitArt's founder and chief technical officer, told Newsbytes that the encryption system works by changing the data on-the-fly while it is in the memory of a PC. This means that elements of the program itself - which is used to encrypt and decrypt the required data - actually change within the PC's memory, making a disassembly of how the software works utterly impossible.

    The only way in which an encrypted data stream could be broken, he said, would be by using a brute force approach and stepping through every possible decryption combination possible until an understandable data string resulted.

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