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Extremely strong 'military grade' encryption is commonplace nowadays. It doesn't matter whether what yo're encrypting is a casual email or the launch codes for a nuclear weapon, consumer grade encryption such as that in https is fine as long as it's configured and used correctly. The CPU power required to break it is greater than all the CPUs in the world put together running for millions of years.

The problem is that if a way can be found to disrupt the configuration, such as by compromising the certificate chain, then decrypting the message becomes trivially easy.

So reading such a message is usually either impossible, or simple.

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