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This is a very well done parody site. It had me fooled for a minute or so, then perplexed, then finally I realized what it was.
It was when I was reading this that the light came on for me:
Our Target: 256-bit AES
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm is used worldwide to encrypt electronic data on hard drives, email systems, and web browsers. The AES 256-bit encryption key is the standard for top-secret US government communications. Computer experts have estimated it would take longer than the age of the universe to break the code using a trial-and-error brute force attack with today’s computing technology.
In 2004, the NSA launched a plan to use the Multiprogram Research Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to build a classified supercomputer designed specifically for cryptanalysis targeting the AES algorithm. Recently, our classified NSA Oak Ridge facility made a stunning breakthrough that is leading us on a path towards building the first exaflop machine (1 quintillion instructions per second) by 2018. This will give us the capability to break the AES encryption key within an actionable time period and allow us to read and process stored encrypted domestic data as well as foreign diplomatic and military communications.
Nope. If you know how to read encrypted messages everyone else believes are unbreakable then that is one of the most tightly guarded secrets you have. That would be even more closely guarded than Obama’s birth certificate and the number of people murdered with guns from Holder’s “Fast and Furious” program.
H/T to Lyle.—Joe]