With our 64-bit system I've been asked the question relating to the way our it stores passwords (in a text file or in a table or in the Registry):
Can the stored password be encrypted using AES-256 strength?
I've read about the new CrypterObject but I cannot see that the Help provides an answer to the question. I'm not sure that even using a 2048-bit public key and the RSA algorithm would fulfill AES-256.
If the answer is no then is there a third-party API available which would provide AES-256?