2048-bit RSA keys

Arash Partow arash at partow.net
Sun Aug 15 21:35:15 EDT 2010

Paul Hoffman wrote:
> 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.

Just out of curiosity, assuming the optimal use of today's best of breed factoring algorithms - will there be enough energy in our solar system to factorize a 2048-bit RSA integer?

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