Can't locate public key or pubring.gpg
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 30 19:48:55 CEST 2004
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.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
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