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BaselineAce
11-26-2004, 08:02 AM
Why is Tennis Warehouse only using low-grade 40-bit encryption?

My browser identifies this as being somewhat unsecure.

Tennis Guy
11-26-2004, 10:34 AM
What browser do you use?

TW Staff
11-26-2004, 03:43 PM
Our online ordering system is extremely secure. Your information is transmitted using an encryption algorithm that only we can decode.

TW Staff

joe sch
11-30-2004, 09:32 AM
Our online ordering system is extremely secure. Your information is transmitted using an encryption algorithm that only we can decode.
TW Staff

Dont count on that, basically the number of bits determines how long it will take to decrypt so using a 64 or 128 bit algorithm makes it much more timely. Ex: Using 40 bits, a pentium 4 1.6ghz PC will need to test 2**40 keys to decrypt and on average will take approx 13 days, sometimes several days, on the other hand, 64 bits raises the time to thousands of days.