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Re: opinions on RSA Secure?
> The fact that the key is only 80 is *major* compromise. I would
> recommend that package to no-one. With only a 80 bit key you dont
> *need* trapdoors, granted they may be more "convienient" but the fact is
> the 80 key *can* [and certainly will] be broken...
I disagree. If we assume that RC4 and DES can be run at the same speed
(I don't know how true this is) then 80 bit RC4 is 2^24 times harder
to break than DES. That's 16 million. A machine that will crack
DES in one day is of the order of one million dollars. It would take
50,000 years to crack 80-bit RC4. Alternativly, a one-day crack
would cost 16 trillion dollars. I feel safe with those numbers.
Certainly, for the most paranoid 128 bit IDEA is better than an
80 bit RC4. However, to say that it is unsuitable for anyone is
a vast stretch. Considering it probably has a better user-interface
than SecureDrive, it may be more suitable for the average person.