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Re: [tor-talk] NSA supercomputer
I know a chip designer who explained to me that when they are testing chips
for functionality, workability and general integrity, they will run test
chips on a wafer. So while expensive, it is possible to do short runs on
custom cpu's. Test runs happen everyday at every foundry. It is
completely plausible that a company might have a few thousand custom chips
used to crack various algorithms. all it takes is money and motivation.
On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 6:57 PM, The Doctor <drwho@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On 04/05/2013 02:01 PM, Andrew F wrote:
> > Basically he said that with quantum computing all bets are off and
> > every cipher today will likely be cracked. Quantum computing will
> > require new kinds of ciphers and only those with Qcomputers will be
> > able to decrypt the messages.
> I will just leave this here...
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