Encryption: is it a load of &*^%&^&^$%?

    Date28 Nov 2001
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Encryption technology has come under fire from proponents of rival socket layer technology, who claim it will always be vulnerable to hackers. Encryption has been traditionally seen as the most secure way to transport data as the technology relies on the . . . Encryption technology has come under fire from proponents of rival socket layer technology, who claim it will always be vulnerable to hackers. Encryption has been traditionally seen as the most secure way to transport data as the technology relies on the exchange of secret data keys between agreed parties to unlock the message - but opponents claim these keys can be stolen too easily.

    Martin Neville-Smith, director of technology at digital rights management company Amino, said: "There will always be some mathematician who can crack the latest algorithm, whatever the case.

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