[Cryptography] 1023 nails in the coffin of 1024 RSA...

Viktor Dukhovni cryptography at dukhovni.org
Sat Oct 4 16:39:01 EDT 2014

On Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 09:50:51PM +0200, Hanno B?ck wrote:

> However it certainly doesn't hurt if a few people look at the supposed
> source code and see if there's anything suspicious.

For a modulus with 2k bits, p and q will both have k bits.  For a
module with 2k+1 bits, p will have k+1 bits and q will have k bits.

The bit counts in question are completely unremarkable.  If there
are bugs, they are somewhere else (random number generation, prime
sieving, ...).


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