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Unfortunately, this isn’t terribly new.
When DES was being standardized, NSA pressured NIST into limiting the key size to 56 bits. This key size was small enough such that the NSA would have the resources to decrypt a coded message, but large enough for this cracking capability to be just out off the reach of industrial espionage.
sorry, that was meant for the SHA-3 post…
Wow, first Inhofe, now ALEC. They are really headed downhill.