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Photuris 512bit Prime Challenge? (Re: Photuris Primality verification needed)
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Hilarie Orman <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Well, since we already require 56-bit DES in ESP in the interests of
>> promoting basic interoperability, wouldn't a 512-bit prime be
>> similarly sufficient?
>If you are willing to accept that in all likelihood, one year from
>now, some group will announce that can "crack" all key exchanges that
>using the published modulus, then sure, call it sufficient.
Sounds like someone just threw down a gauntlet.
Is it even possible to do the precomputations in a distributed manner in
less than a year or two? Or maybe starting a few years down the road?
It would be nice to give Photuris a chance to get established before the
least common denoninator shared modulus gets taken out, if we even can
take it out.
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