Cringely Gives KnowNow Some Unbelievable Free Press... (fwd)
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 20:17:03 +0100 (CET)
> Bear Responds:
>> I really want to read this paper; if we don't get to see the
>> actual mathematics, claims like this look incredibly like
>> someone is spreading FUD. Is it available anywhere?
Rob doesn't do FUD, at least not on his home turf...
Dan is extremely clueful and his claims should be taken seriously.
>Holy shit. The math works. [...]
>This is probably the biggest news in crypto in the last decade.
If it pans out after a bit of peer review, it would certainly appear
to be in that realm.
>The "secure forever" level of difficulty that we used to believe
>we got from 2kbit keys in RSA is apparently a property of 6kbit [...]
>Recommendation to all crypto users: discontinue use of RSA keys
>shorter than 2048 bits, NOW. Issue a revocation [...]
Someone ask Cringely to write an "RSA is dead" column soon, because
otherwise the masses will not notice this result for a while.
I already talked about it on the phone with one journalist but he
didn't grok the significance. Maybe a gratuitous press release
from ArgoTech would help matters along...
>I predict that Elliptic-Curve systems are about to become more popular.
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