Implications Of The Recent RSA Vulnerability

erythrocyte firasmr786 at
Thu Mar 11 16:33:37 CET 2010

On 3/11/2010 3:29 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010, erythrocyte wrote:
>> Ref:
> Okay, let me sum up this article for you:
> Researchers who had physical enough access to be able to rewire the
> private-key-holder's system's power supply were able to compromise that
> system.
> If you're at that point, I don't think key length is your problem.

Alrighty. But doesn't this compromise the layer of security offered by
the passphrase? What's the point having a passphrase at all, if it's so
easy to compromise a private key?

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