OT Re: Can't locate public key or pubring.gpg

Atom 'Smasher' atom at suspicious.org
Tue Aug 3 04:30:20 CEST 2004

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On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, Johan Wevers wrote:

> Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
>> 	"If someone created a database of all primes, won't he be
>> 	 able to use that database to break public-key algorithms?
>> 	 Yes, but he can't do it. If you could store one gigabyte
>> 	 of information on a drive weighing one gram, then a list
>> 	 of just the 512-bit primes would weigh so much that it
>> 	 would exceed the Chandrasekhar limit and collapse into a
>> 	 black hole... so you couldn't retrieve the data anyway"
>> 		-- Bruce Schneier, Applied Cryptography
> Sorry for being off-topic, but I hope Bruce Schneier knows more about
> cryptography than about astrophysics. The Chandrasekhar limit is the
> limit after which a white dwarf collapses into a neutron star. The
> limit after which a neutron star collapses into a black hole is known
> as the Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit.

heh... let him know, maybe he'll add it to his official list of 
corrections... http://www.schneier.com/book-applied-errata.html

i'm *not* math savvy, but i found something that didn't make sense, and 
with some help confirmed a technical error in the book... i emailed 
schneier but the correction hasn't yet made the list.


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