From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Sun 16 Sep 2001 - 13:27:07 IST
On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 01:53:55AM +0100, kevin lyda mentioned:
> > research for the CIA, and you may be familiar with their on-line
> > extension: American Institute for Computer Sciences (www.aics.edu).
> > If the CIA has these resources and power, you can guarantee the NSA
> > has it one hundred-fold.
> that's fine. last i knew an ssh public key would take a few million
> years in current cpu time to break.
The British and the French thought the same thing about enigma, til the
Poles found two massive weaknesses in it...and didn't tell the people
using the tech (the germans) that it was insecure.
It's quite possible that 1024bit ssh keys have already been broken.
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