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Use of a weak cryptographic key

ID: js/insufficient-key-size
Kind: problem
Security severity: 7.5
Severity: warning
Precision: high
   - security
   - external/cwe/cwe-326
Query suites:
   - javascript-code-scanning.qls
   - javascript-security-extended.qls
   - javascript-security-and-quality.qls

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Modern encryption relies on it being computationally infeasible to break the cipher and decode a message without the key. As computational power increases, the ability to break ciphers grows and keys need to become larger.


An encryption key should be at least 2048-bit long when using RSA encryption, and 128-bit long when using symmetric encryption.


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