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February 11, 2009   kgatto
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We talk alot about the fact that Brosix keeps your information secure. So far however, we have not told you much about HOW Brosix keeps your professional (or personal) texts from ending up in someone else’s hands.

Well, they do it with AES 256 bits encryption. Which sounds really cool, but for any non-techie does not mean much to you, yet. Today we are going to look at what AES 256 bits encryption really means so that you can see just how secure your information is.

All encryption works with Ciphers. These are the digital version of the lock and key set that you have on your car. Only this is more complex. Imagine if your front door had a key with 256 tumblers, and you will begin to have an idea of how encryption works. Only with the right “key” will the lock open.

If you want a more technical description of how the cipher works check this out:

” AES has a fixed block size of 128 bits and a key size of 128, 192, or 256 bits…Assuming one byte equals 8 bits, the fixed block size of 128 bits is 128 ÷ 8 = 16 bytes. AES operates on a 4×4 array of bytes, termed the state… Most AES calculations are done in a special finite field. The AES cipher is specified as a number of repetitions of transformations rounds that convert the input plain-text into the final output of cipher-text. Each round consists of several processing steps, including one that depends on the encryption key. A set of reverse rounds are applied to transform cipher-text back into the original plain-text using the same encryption key.”

Now you know how your information is kept safe and sound when you use Brosix.

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