# let the flaming begin or Factoring Breakthrough?

**JanuszA.Urbanowicz
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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=
scircuit.ps
And I thing raising the warning limits for RSA key generation would be a
Right Thing.
Alex
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