please.post at publicly.invalid
Wed Apr 3 19:39:12 CEST 2013
Well, uhm, if it's really important to you:
The concept of hashes/fingerprints/etc. is that it is (next to) impossible
to find an entity-to-be-hashed (here a key) if you specify the hash. In
fact a hash function that allows you to do this would be cryptographically
However, there is nothing that stops you from generation a gazillon of
keys, until you - by chance - get one with a hash you like.
This brute force approach is what is behind bitcoin mining or hashcashing
email messages - the latter, sadly, an idea ignored by the general public.
LISTER: Me. No another one for you. Rear Admiral Lieutenant General Rimmer.
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