2048-bit RSA keys

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Sun Aug 15 20:27:14 EDT 2010

At 9:34 AM -0700 8/15/10, Ray Dillinger wrote:
>I'm under the impression that <2048 keys are now insecure mostly due
>to advances in factoring algorithms that make the attack and the
>encryption effort closer to, but by no means identical to, scaling
>with the same function of key length. 

You are under the wrong impression, unless you are reading vastly different crypto literature than the rest of us are. RSA-1024 *might* be possible to break in public at some point in the next decade, and RSA-2048 is a few orders of magnitude harder than that.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium

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