2008/5/14 Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org>:
>> 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.
True enough. I was coming at it from a mathematical angle; the private
key / public key generation is a one-way operation, so you cannot
But just like other one-way operations, you can brute-force it by
generating possibilities until you get a match (i.e. dictionary or
rainbow table attacks on cryptographic hashes).
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