” HOW SECURE IS AES ENCRYPTION “
(Advanced Encryption Standard)
In the world of Tablets and Smartphones, one of the most debated topics is security.
128/256-bit AES is computationally secured against every kind of attack or attempt to hack.
Government and enterprises out there place a great deal of faith in the AES encryption.
It is said AES is so secure it can never be broken. In this article we are going to describe the strength of the cryptographic system, explain in simple steps how it works, and what it does.
All cryptographic algorithms requires multi-bit key to encrypt the data as shown in Figure 01
This figure 01 shows the encryption that is being added while the data travels through the air. So third parties cannot read your data.
The key length used in the encryption gets longer and more binary. This makes it exponentially more difficult to hack than others.
Figure 02 shows possible number of key combinations depending on the bit-security.
If you assume:
Everyone in the planet owns a computer
There are 7+ billion people on the planet
Each of these computers can test 1 billion key combinations per second
On average, you can crack the key after testing 50% of the possibilities
That means one key takes about 70.000.000.000.000.000 years, to decrypt.
In the end, bit- AES encryption has not been cracked and it is safe.