objectivity and factoring analysis

Paul Crowley paul at ciphergoth.org
Sat Apr 20 14:02:55 EDT 2002

Adam Back <adam at cypherspace.org> writes:
> - Bob Silverman, former RSA factoring expert, observes on sci.crypt,
> quote:
> > At this point, there is noone left at RSA Labs who has the expertise
> > or knowledge to judge Bernstein's work.

Silverman is AFAICT the most knowledgeable person to have commented on
all this.  He has no axe to grind, unless you count the inexcusably
unfair treatment he received from RSA. 

All of his sci.crypt comments are available with this search:


His off-the-cuff estimate of a good new recommended key size was 2048 bits.

It would be good to hear more from other integer factorisation experts.
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