Category Archives: Encryption

Unbreakable Data Encryption Methods Create Buzz

The ever-famous Titanic sinking attached leeriness to the term “unsinkable.” If a ship claimed as unsinkable could actually sink, what other claims also prove impossible? When a recent “unbreakable” data encryption method was released by Battelle Memorial Institute, a Ohio-based nonprofit research and development contractor, skepticism closely followed.

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Encryption is the process of encoding information in such a way that third parties cannot read it, but only authorized parties can.

Data encryption is a security method used to encode information to allow only authorized users access. Due to “supercomputers” that can very quickly and easily decode the data encryption, high volume hacking takes place on a regular basis. Is this unbreakable data encryption possible in a country so familiar with data breaches and security hacking?

Will it work?
The main issue with creating an incorruptible data encryption is that most data security relies on encryption and decryption “keys.” The strength in the keys’ security can be greatly affected by higher powered computer hacking of a third party. The data encryption might be programmed as unbreakable when first initiated, but constantly advancing supercomputers will eventually catch up and crack the codes.

The main issue with creating an incorruptible data encryption is that most data security relies on encryption and decryption “keys.” The strength in the keys’ security can be greatly affected by higher powered computer hacking of a third party. The data encryption might be programmed as unbreakable when first initiated, but constantly advancing supercomputers will eventually catch up and crack the codes.

Data encryption needs to advance at a faster rate than the hackers who break in, which is exactly what Battelle’s new data encryption methods are hoping to do. Teaming up with the NSA, Battelle is highly invested in data encryption proposals  that shield the future of data security.

The Solution
An advanced software allows Battelle to secure data encryption to the point where it won’t expose data in the future. The physics behind this encryption phenomenon get very scientific, but in the end, users can feel safe knowing that the programming makes it impossible for a third party to decode the encryption. Read CNN’s technology writer Clay Dillow’s explanation about the physics behind the unbreakable data encryption.

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