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Re: Photuris 512bit Prime Challenge? (Re: Photuris Primality verification needed)

Richard Johnson writes:
> Hilarie Orman <[email protected]> wrote:
> >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?

I would guess that it probably is. However, there is no point in
trying to do this yet since I suspect that Phil and Bill can be
convinced that its a bad idea to specify a 512 bit modulus.