RSA 1024 ridiculous
bahamut at digital-signal.net
Sun Jun 17 01:46:05 CEST 2007
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> Hi, I just read the latest CRYPTO-GRAM, June 15, 2007, by Bruce
> Schneier. He writes:
> "We have a new factoring record: 307 digits (1023 bits). It's a
> special number -- 2^1039 - 1 -- but the techniques can be
> generalized. Expect regular 1024-bit numbers to be factored soon.
> I hope RSA application users would have moved away from 1024-bit
> security years ago, but for those who haven't yet: wake up.
> http://www.physorg.com/news98962171.html "
> I suppose this means that 1024 bit RSA-keys are ridiculous and the
> Open PGP Card is a joke. And what about all web sites protected by
> SSL with a 1024-bit RSA-certificate? Snoken
Anyone who's worried about an entity with the power needed to break
their messages in time to make any use of it has probably already been
using a longer key size for a while now.
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