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

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Mon Oct 6 09:24:08 EDT 2014

Optimization error or not, RSA has been tested quite extensively with
mismatched p and q and it works just fine. The only reason not to do
that is that the work factor depends on the size of the smaller of p
and q rather than the size of the modulus. So the work factor of
asymmetric p/q is not attractive unless you are also doing something
else thats odd like Chaumian blinding or modulus compression or anti
kleptography or the like.

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