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12-31-2008 @ 3:10PM
"The encryption on the token is 128-bit, which is a ridiculously hard-to-crack level of security. But don't take my word for it."This is true but leaves the impression (especially when you click on the link) the 128 bit in uncrackable. The information that link is outdated. It's key sentence is "would take significantly longer than the age of the universe using conventional technology." But technology has progressed rapidly in recent years and 128 bit is no longer uncrackable. It's fair and honest to say that 128 bit is uncrackable right now for anyone not directly affiliated with western national security agencies; perhaps a dozen people with the administrative and computer power to do it in the entire world. And these people have better things to do than to mess with your WOW account for fake gold. But most cryptologists expect that with three to five years 128 bit will be crackable by most hackers using a home PC due to increases in computational power and storage media. So I agree with your general point, and I am quite certain that a Blizzard product secured by 128-bit has not YET been hacked by gold thieves. But complacency is not in order on this topic; it will happen and it will happen within a few years.
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