[dm-crypt] Switch to XTS mode for LUKS in cryptsetup in 1.6.0 (Was Re: [ANNOUNCE] cryptsetup 1.6.0-rc1)

Heinz Diehl htd at fancy-poultry.org
Fri Jan 4 21:20:25 CET 2013

On 04.01.2013, Arno Wagner wrote: 

> I think the current state is that in absolute terms AES256 is at 
> least as secure than AES128, but maybe not more so. 

What's behind the "maybe", actually? Are there any serious attacks
that can be carried out practically which reduces AES-256 to the
strength of AES-128? Or are those weaknesses only of theoretical

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