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Jul
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comment Is it possible to generate a 6-digit number using 256-bit encryption?
Very true. There is nothing to stop a simple brute force guess of the 6 digit number and indeed simple PHP or Perl or C# get requests could cycle through all combinations. The only obstacle would appear to be time or potential IP lock out through too many requests.
Jul
16
comment Is it possible to generate a 6-digit number using 256-bit encryption?
A marketing claim was my first thought but didn't feel that my understanding of cryptography could justify that thought. It certainly can come across as a misleading claim as it could imply that the whole security model is far superior to what it actually is.
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Jul
15
revised Is it possible to generate a 6-digit number using 256-bit encryption?
Typo in question: change 6^10 to 10^6.
Jul
15
comment Is it possible to generate a 6-digit number using 256-bit encryption?
@user7576 - I am aware that the resulting access code is of low security value (i.e. only 1m combinations), I am more interested in how a claim could be made that 256-bit encryption is used to generate that access code. It would seem to me that the method of generating the access code is not that relevant (as long as the same access code can be generated in both the client and management software using the same key).
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