1995-12-18 - Re: What ever happened to… Cray Comp/NSA co-development

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
To: jim@acm.org
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UTC Datetime: 1995-12-18 22:14:48 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 06:14:48 +0800

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From: Derek Atkins <warlord@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 1995 06:14:48 +0800
To: jim@acm.org
Subject: Re: What ever happened to... Cray Comp/NSA co-development
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Correction of another detail:

> > tcmay@got.net (Timothy C. May) writes:
> > When you've done this, and concluded that RSA-129 could be done in, say, X
> > minutes, then move on to RSA-384 (the BlackNet key cracked by the MIT
> > group), and on to the 1024- and 2048-bit keys. Tell us how many years or
> > centuries it will take. (Hint: Rivest and Schneier have done these

RSA-129 is 129 decimal digits, not 129 bits.  This computes to about
425 bits, which is actually more difficult than the 384-bit Blacknet