well, i would say 64 bit RSA is totally unsecure, nor the 128bit RSA.
in cipe, 128bit symetric encryption is used -- blowfish
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Jamieson" <jjamieson,AT,futurefoundations,DOT,com>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 6:40 AM
Subject: RE: CRC32 - thoughts on Gutmann response
Eric M. Hopper wrote:
> Good security isn't just for you, it's for everybody you share
> the Internet with. Once a tool can be shown to have weaknesses
> that can be fixed, they should be fixed, no excuses, no "it's
> good enough for my purpose", none of that. That way leads one
> day to an Internet that's completely unusable for the vast
> majority of people because of DDOS attacks and whatever else.
Well, I didn't say it *shouldn't* be fixed. But let's put this into
There's people that will tell you that 64-bit RSA just isn't enough
these days, because 128bit is "so much more" secure. It is more secure,
but it took what, 5 years and hundreds of thousands of PC's, for
distributed.net to find their key. I'd say 64bit is fine for me..