Paul Walker on 12 Mar 2014 08:40:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Sensitive Personal Information In the Cloud? Why bother?

This does seem like a quandry for long-term storage of encrypted data - if an adversary obtains the encrypted data, it is not secure against future compromises of the encryption scheme, which obviates the benefits of encryption over time. Thoughts?

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM, Greg Helledy <> wrote:
This is a biggie, IMO.  The encryption considered very safe today could be trivial to crack 20 years from now.  If you wouldn't want the things you encrypt today being public 20 years from now, maybe cloud storage isn't the best choice.

Greg Helledy

On 3/11/2014 3:53 PM, Art Clemons wrote:
On 03/10/2014 01:54 PM, Casey Bralla wrote:

That being said, right now, we have no idea how long cloud
storage will last or what factors might affect the security of things
encrypted and then stored in the cloud.  The encryption method we use
today may be proved vulnerable a month, two months or years from today.

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