Data encryption technology protects your sensitive data against a lot of cryptographic attacks.
A hacker could use a brute-force attack. This is an attack where hackers can decrypt data if they are given the required time to do so. They try to guess passwords by making a bunch of combinations as fast as possible. This can take a very long time. A brute-force attack is the only attack that can be used against data encryption. But because this attack takes a very long time, it’s practically useless.
Another possibility is a cryptographic attack. This is a method that circumvents the security of a cryptographic system by finding a weakness. This can be a weakness in the code, the cipher or the key management scheme, or the cryptographic protocol. It’s also called “cryptoanalysis”.
Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack is another type of attack. During this attack, a hacker inserts themselves in between a communication channel between two people. The hacker tries to intercept the messages the people send to each other and tries to decrypt them.
We also have the replay attack. During this attack, the hacker copies an earlier interaction. For example, someone buying a bike. By replaying the same actions as the buyer, the hacker can cause some serious damage concerning the person’s bank account.
The Side-channel attack is another sort of cryptographic attack. This is an attack that uses the side effects of cryptographic operations to get information in order to get to the data. This attack uses the time it takes to perform these operations to determine the secret key and the electrical power of a computer while performing encryption or decryption.
Power analysis attack
Power analysis attacks use the amount of power used and how long the power of a computer is used. This reveals information about the data that is processed by the cryptographic algorithm on your computer.
Timing attacks exploit the cryptographic algorithm which may take different amounts of time to run plaintexts or secret keys.