[Cryptography] FREAK attack

Jason Richards jjr2 at gmx.com
Sat Mar 7 17:02:51 EST 2015

Jerry Leichter:
>On Mar 6, 2015, at 9:05 PM, Salz, Rich <rsalz at akamai.com> wrote:
>> If FREAK shows 512K RSA can be factored in under half a day, then
>> perhaps 1K RSA, which some have picked for the base year, can
>> probably be factored in a week or two.  So clearly, there has to be
>> at least one change in your timelines.
> I'm not sure how you're getting your estimate for 1K RSA.  The
> RSA-1024 factoring challenge - with a $100,000 prize - remains
> unsolved.  Indications are that someone will break it "any time now",
> but it hasn't happened.

Is anybody actively working on this, other than TLAs? We know that many
eyes make bugs shallow, and few eyes allow for implementation errors
in crypto software. One or two organisations may be attempting to
factor RSA-1024, but they may not be the sort of organisations to
announce their success.

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