[Cryptography] 1023 nails in the coffin of 1024 RSA...
leichter at lrw.com
Tue Oct 7 07:14:47 EDT 2014
On Oct 7, 2014, at 1:44 AM, Ben Laurie <ben at links.org> wrote:
>>> "talked with @camicelli :isn't OpenSSL bug, he thought with enough
>>> hardware he can make a list of every 512b prime.Demo's priv key was
>> 2^512/ln(2^512) is still ~2^504 primes which would need to be found
>> and stored. That's... a _lot_ of "hardware."
> Oh, come on. Its only the number of atoms in the (observable) universe
> ... squared.
Well, sure, but N/ln N is just an approximation. For all you know, the true number of primes could be only a millionth of that!
-- Jerry :-)
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