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768-bit RSA cracked, 1024-bit safe (for now)

Researchers have posted a preprint that describes their method for factoring a number used for RSA 768-bit encryption.

SOURCE: By John Timmer | Last updated January 7, 2010 5:20 PM

With the increasing computing power available to even casual users, the security-conscious have had to move on to increasingly robust encryption, lest they find their information vulnerable to brute-force attacks. The latest milestone to fall is 768-bit RSA; in a paper posted on a cryptography preprint server, academic researchers have now announced that they factored one of these keys in early December. Continue reading “768-bit RSA cracked, 1024-bit safe (for now)”

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