let the flaming begin or Factoring Breakthrough?

JanuszA.Urbanowicz JanuszA.Urbanowicz
Wed Feb 27 14:33:02 2002

Ingo [Kl_cker] wrote/napisa=B3[a]/schrieb:
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> I doubt it very much. Hundreds of cryptography experts all over the
> world are at most making baby steps on improving factoring algorithms.
> And now the author of qmail (is he a mathematician?) found out how to
> factor integers faster? That's not very likely. Do you have a link
> where Dan Bernstein describes his breakthrough?

First, he is a mathematician and a cryptographer. On the Internet he is
mostly known for qmail and his personal attitude, but he is also one of
'first wave' of crypto researchers, and a cryptographer (author of Snuffle
algorithm over which he is still in court with US Gov't).=20

The paper in question is actually here I suppose: http://cr.yp.to/papers/nf=

And I thing raising the warning limits for RSA key generation would be a
Right Thing.

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