# Is AES256 the most secure encryption algorithm available at the moment? [closed]

I have had to edit this question because it was too broad (sorry didn't realise that was not allowed...), so, lets go with:

Is AES256 the most secure encryption algorithm available at the moment? If not what would be a more suitable alternative?

It would be great to see a comparison table for various encryption algorithms if one exists. If the benefits are comparable.

Not sure why I'm being down voted so bad, thought I asked a reasonable question? 🙁

• @daniel Related to your …and 5 downvotes from NSA shills, please see our related Meta Q&A if you haven’t already seen it. – e-sushi Nov 11 '17 at 12:24