128 bit encryption

I got an email from a certain bank educating me about the safety of statements-via-email.
Your PDF Advice on E-mail is ‘password protected’ and 128-bit encrypted to provide you additional security.

Made me think:

  1. Does the public really understand the significance of this ?
  2. Is there really a significance ? For the end-user, its just a password.
  3. If I had 256 bit encryption, would my money be safer ?
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One thought on “128 bit encryption

  1. He he. Its all about making the bank sound important and eager to safeguard you.
    Just like ‘Pro Vitamin B5’ or ‘HDF’ (hair damage factor) used in personal care product ads.

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