Create key's over 4096 bit ????

Atom Smasher atom at
Thu Dec 22 17:00:18 CET 2005

On Thu, 22 Dec 2005, Ludwig Hügelschäfer wrote:

> That's true. Even considering a brute force attack, 1025 bits is in 
> average only sqrt(2) better as 1024 bits.

so, does that mean that a 2048 bit asymmetric key is (only) this many 
times stronger than a 1024 bit key(?):


???   sqrt((2^2048)/(2^1024))   ???

i never studied higher math, so apologies for any confusion that i'm 
adding to things.


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