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Re: 1024-bit RSA keys in danger of compromise (fwd)

  • From: David Shaw
  • Date: Mon Mar 25 22:33:10 2002

On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 09:34:28PM -0500, Brad Barnett wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 18:05:53 -0800 (PST)
> Len Sassaman <rabbi@quickie.net> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > A machine that costs $2 billion today, according to Moore's law, will
> > cost about $200,000 20 years from now. Not counting inflation. That will
> > be well within many people's budgets.
> > 
> 
> Hmm.  Something very interesting about that, is the fact that someone
> could basically just dump tons of data to a hard drive, and have it
> available when they could afford to decode it.
> 
> Some information is definitely quite valuable even five years down the
> road.  

Yep.  The Venona program in the 40's and 50's is a good example of
this - many of the decrypted messages were actually intercepted years
and years earlier.

Storage gets cheaper and cheaper every day.

David

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