I wonder why the industry-standard 256-bit AES encryption was not chosen?
I wonder why the industry-standard 256-bit AES encryption was not chosen. Today I found that my entire Tutanota email library has disappeared! No sign of it anywhere in my bookmarks.
AdminTutanota Support (Admin, Tutanota) commented
AES-128 is secure regarding todays computers.
When we started developing Tutanota in 2011, AES-128 was the best choice to guarantee secure encryption and good encryption/decrpytion speed, particularly on mobile. However, we are aware that things change, particularly with the emergence of quantum computers in the coming decades. That's why we plan to update our algorithms in the near future to make them quantum-resistant.
Hmm...some insight on this please? Maybe from some Tutanota official?