AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing

AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing

How safe is your data?

A few years ago we posted a blog – AES-128 v AES-256 encryption – What’s the difference?

To date, it has been our most popular page.

In answer to the question “What’s the difference”, we stated – Practically nothing!

That is because 128 bit encryption is pretty strong, and being a magnitude stronger may not make you that much more secure, given that it is rarely the encryption that is the weakest link and therefore rarely the part that gets attacked.

Since we wrote the blog, quantum computing has come closer and is now a real possibility within the next few years. For this reason, we thought it was worthwhile revisiting our blog to see if this made any practical difference between 128 and 256 bit encryption

Our CTO and co-founder Dr. Andy Lilly explains the differences in this short podcast.

Available on:

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/Z463jy64fwo

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/2pDGVJeS6S1TaZJFdWiWAj

  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing
  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing
  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing
  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing
  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing
  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing
  • AES-128 and AES-256 encryption v Quantum Computing