2048-bit RSA keys

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Aug 17 22:13:21 EDT 2010

On 2010-08-17 3:46 PM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> Many on the list may already know this, but I haven't seen it mentioned
> on this thread. The following paper (that will be presented at Crypto
> tomorrow!) is most relevant to this discussion:
> "Factorization of a 768-bit RSA modulus",
> http://eprint.iacr.org/2010/006

Which tells us that ordinary hobbyist and academic efforts will not be 
able to factor a 1024 bit RSA modulus by brute force until around 2015 
or so - but dedicated hardware and so forth might be able to do it now.

What is the latest news on cracking by ECC by brute force?

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