Comparison of RSA vs elliptical keys
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Wed May 13 19:39:31 CEST 2020
Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 11:24:57AM +0200, Johan Wevers wrote:
> > > For example, a 256 bit elliptic curve key has a similar strength
> > > to a symmetric key of 128 bits.
> > Until, of course, a working quantum computer with more than a few
> > qubits is constructed.
> Don't worry, there's literally trillions of dollars worth of bitcoins
> riding on the premise that this will never happen. ;)
Who knows, maybe in the future it is possible for researchers/companies
etc. to build cheaper and easier to produce alternatives?
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