[FoRK] crypto

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Sep 20 16:21:35 PDT 2019


Thank you!

On 9/20/2019 4:17 PM, Gary Stock wrote:
> Schneier ramped up last week:
> 
>     "Crown Sterling is complete and utter snake oil."
> 
>     https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/09/the_doghouse_cr_1.html
> 
> ...and doubled down today:
> 
>     "Is anyone taking this company seriously anymore?"
> 
>     https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/09/crown_sterling_.html
> 
> Both comment threads are chock full of brutal "assessing" ;-)
> 
> GS
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> 
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 7:05 PM Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
> 
>> Need some help assessing....
>>
>> Greg
>>
>>
>>
>> https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crown-sterling-decrypts-rsa-asymmetric-130000324.html
>>
>> NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
>>
>> Crown Sterling Also Announces Completion of New White Paper: “Novel
>> Geometric Methods for Semiprime Factorization”
>>
>> Crown Sterling, an emerging digital cryptography firm, today announced
>> that yesterday at approximately 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time, the company
>> conducted a live demonstration and decrypted two RSA asymmetric public
>> keys at a public gathering at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach,
>> California. Crown Sterling hosted the event with 100+ academics and
>> business professionals in attendance, where Crown Sterling Computer
>> Scientists decrypted two 256-bit asymmetric public keys in approximately
>> 50 seconds from a standard laptop computer. Crown Sterling also
>> announced the consistent decryption of 512-bit asymmetric public key in
>> as little as five hours also using standard computing. The video of the
>> decryption demonstration can be found here:
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEVJrQEVd0I&t=5s.
>>
>> Crown Sterling also announced the completion of a new white paper to be
>> submitted for peer review, “Novel Geometric Methods for Semiprime
>> Factorization,” co-authored by Robert Edward Grant, Co-Founder and CEO,
>> Crown Sterling, and Talal Ghannam PhD., Physicist and Number Theorist.
>> The paper includes four different geometric and arithmetic methods for
>> public key (semiprime) factorization and one of the methods titled, “The
>> Reciprocal Factoring Method” includes an analysis of reciprocal values
>> of public keys and their embedded private keys (prime factors) found
>> within their period decimal extensions.
>>
>> “Today’s decryptions demonstrate the vulnerabilities associated with the
>> current encryption paradigm,” said Grant. “We have clearly demonstrated
>> the problem which also extends to larger keys.”
>>
>> In March of 2019, Grant identified the first Infinite Prime Number
>> prediction pattern where the discovery was published on www.arXiv.org
>> titled: “Accurate and Infinite Prime Number Prediction from Novel
>> Quasi-Prime Analytical Methodology.” The paper was also co-authored by
>> Ghannam.
>>
>> ABOUT CROWN STERLING
>>
>> Crown Sterling is an emerging digital cryptography firm based in Newport
>> Beach, California. For more information on Crown Sterling, please visit
>> www.crownsterling.io.
>>
>> View source version on businesswire.com:
>> https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190920005182/en/
>>
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