Josh Glover writes:
> 2008/5/14 Nick Murtagh <nickm at go2.ie>:
>> > FRLinux wrote:
> >> The private key is still considered as untrustworthy as stated by the
> >> advisory. That is the way i understand it.
> > From what point of view? Could someone take the public cert and
> > derive the private key from it?
>> IANAM (Mathematician), but I believe that it is impossible to derive a
> private key from a public one. There is just not enough information in
> the public key. References:
if there are only 256k private keys, and each priv key has a corresponding
public key, then you can precompute all those priv/pub key pairs and map
the public key to the private key. That's what is possible right now.
for what it's worth, on my desktop I can generate a keypair in 0.2s, so I
could precompute those keypairs in 14.5 hours. and this task is
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