Extrapolating a little here, but say JA used a combination of mixed uppercase, lowercase, symbols letters and numbers and took it out to 32 characters (the higest I've seen but probably not the highest available) then it's going to be quite a while. If password length is 8 characters at this level the combinations are 7.2 Quadrillion. I dont have a calculator large enough to guess what the combos would be at 32 then divide by the rate at which Bovine could attack it.
That being said, I am sure that JA is aware of this and using the best possible methods that he is aware of.
Can you run the numbers to see what would happen using the bove parameters?
Besides, the govt. will eventually crack it (probably 4Chan also) to see what it is, if it's legit, then they will know if he is bluffing or going "all in."
posted on 08/01/2010 7:45:48 AM PDT
(3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
Two problems, one is that it almost impossible to create a random key no matter how hard you try. Second, is that I suspect that the government has the backdoors for all currently available encryption programs.
Next, it would take the maximum length of time required under impossible long odds. The computer has a 1 in 20 chance of guessing the password after just 5% of the time required. A 1 in 4 chance of having guessed the password after 25% of the time has expired, etc...
posted on 08/01/2010 8:09:58 AM PDT
(I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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