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Re: PGP Secure?
> This has been recently hashed over in sci.crypt. Here are a few
> generalities, read the articles in sci.crypt for the real numbers.
For those of us who don't have access to USENET, is there a mailing-list
that echo's it's content and allows posting?
> -If you did 1000 attempts to break a 1024 bit RSA key every second
> and started your calculations at the beginning of the universe, you
> would still have several trillion years to go.
> -If you stored every attempted key in a single atom, you would run
> out of atoms in the universe long before you ran out of keys.
Couldn't this argument also be made about a simple substitution code?
How secure is PGP with current smarter attacks?