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From: bmicek@×××××××××.net
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Encryption Ciphers
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:03:22
> > Do you think keysize is more important than choosing a cipher which
> > made it further in the AES-contest and therefore using Anubis with
> > 320bit would be a better choice than AES or Twofish with 256bit?
I think a 256 bit cipher has 2^256 combinations or 115792089237316195423570985008687907853269984665640564039457584007913129639936
I think a 320 bit cipher has this many combinations:

I think the number of particals in the universe is 10^72 to 10^87 (  I think both numbers are smaller than 2^256

Brian Micek

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