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RE: Why the White amendment is a good idea #2



On Thursday, September 25, 1997 11:34 AM, Tim May [SMTP:[email protected]] 
wrote:
> Though we as technical people are usually cautious to say that
> "unbreakable" is a dangerous word, the fact is that it's our current best
> description of what a 2000-bit RSA key is, and that's all there is to it.

I don't dispute you -- in the slightest -- that a brute force attack 
against a 2000-bit RSA key is functionally impossible today.  However, I 
don't think that a brute force attack is the most likely for a functional 
law enforcement (or national security) crypto lab.  Unless you think that 
today's algorithms and conventional random number generators are perfect 
...

Aaron